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Texas Superintendent Certification

This is a post-master’s degree certification program that includes 15 credit hours of graduate coursework on an eight-week rotation.

Our program involves online coursework supplemented by working with a local superintendent in your area. A practicum is also required.

Professionals will receive certification after successfully completing the coursework and passing the TExES Superintendent exam.

Online Only

Certification Program

Superintendency Certification Program


This program is intended for those who want to advance in their careers to become a superintendent of schools.

Program Highlights

  • Our department holds state (Texas Education Agency) and national (NCATE) accreditation.

  • All courses offered in the plan are delivered in an online format for your convenience.

  • Most students complete the program in 12 months or less, depending on course availability, start date and the number of courses taken during each semester.

Admission Requirements


  • Master’s degree from an accredited university
  • Texas School Principal Certification
  • 2.75 overall undergraduate GPA, or 2.75 GPA in the last 60 hours of your degree

Please contact the graduate advisor to learn more about program deadlines.


  • Certification Requirements

    Semester Credit Hours (SCH)
    Courses Hours
    EDCT 6307 Leadership of the Educational Community for Superintendents 3
    EDCT 6308 Instructional Leadership for Superintendents 3
    EDCT 6309 Administrative Leadership for Superintendents 3
    EDCT 6310 Strategic Organizational Management for Superintendents 3
    EDCT 6312 Superintendent Practicum in Education or EDCT 6313 Superintendent Internship 3
    Total semester credit hours for Superintendent Certification 15
  • Students enrolled in this certification plan are not eligible for federal student loans. They are eligible for a state funded loan through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board called the College Access Loan and Private Alternative Educational Loans. For more information, contact the ASU Financial Aid Office.


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