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Graduate Certificate Preparation Program – Superintendent

Are you ready for the next big step? 

Are you seriously considering moving from leading a single school or central department to leading a district?  If so, this is the program for you.  We offer preparation for either of the two TEA-approved routes to the superintendency, the traditional route for those with a master’s degree and principal certification, and the newly-approved alternative route for master’s-degreed professionals in support service roles at the district level (including finance, facilities, HR, etc.) who aren’t certified as principals. Best of all, we make it accessible and affordable for working professionals like you, so what are you waiting for?  Apply now!

What does the program entail? 

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Your road to the superintendency is a short one! Because you already have a master’s degree, with only five courses and an approved practicum, all of which are aligned with Texas TAC Title 19, Part 7, Chapter 242, §242.15 standards, you’ll be prepared to succeed on the TExES #195 Superintendent Certification assessment and to tackle the responsibilities of a district.

Your studies will include these courses, all taught by active Texas superintendents, so you get only the most up-to-date information from practitioners on the ground:

  • ELAS 6341 Personnel Management
  • ELAS 6342 Educational Finance
  • ELAS 6343 Policy, Public Affairs and Community Relations
  • ELAS 63XX Executive Functions of the Superintendency
  • ELAS 6345 Educational Facilities, Services and Environment
  • ELAS 6309 Practicum for the Superintendency

Will that cover all the requirements for certification?

No, but it’s a great start!  You’ll need to possess a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or else you’ll want to get involved with our M.Ed. in Administration & Supervision with an emphasis on the Superintendency.  If you’re currently a principal and possess a principal certificate from Texas or another state, or if you have completed the superintendent certificate application and been approved by the TEA, then all that’s left is to pass the TExES #195 Superintendent Certification assessment.

Now what?

Now that you’ve decided to go for it, what do you need to do?  Start by applying now to get your process rolling.  Because UHV believes that your education shouldn’t leave you saddled with debt, your investment in your studies is among the lowest in the state. (For more information on tuition and fees, visit our tuition and fees information page.)  If you have additional questions or would like to know more, feel free to be in touch.  We look forward to serving you as you move toward your goal.

Tuition & Funding

A good education shouldn’t saddle you with insurmountable debt. That’s why, at UHV, affordability and quality go hand in hand. From scholarships to grants to assistantships, we offer an array of options to help you afford your UHV graduate education.

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Tuition Rates

The estimated cost of attending the University of Houston–Victoria varies with enrollment status and personal lifestyle. Browse our Tuition and Fees page to get an idea of how much it will cost to attend UHV.

Funding Options

To apply for FAFSA and similar external scholarships, visit the Office of Financial Aid.

Sound like your direction? Request more information or begin your application.