Preparation Program for Superintendent Certification

Online Delivery

Program Description

You may enroll in The Preparation Program for Superintendent Certification if you hold

  • a Principal (or Mid-Management) Certification
  • one year of practical administrative experience

Each course includes field-based experiences, problem-based learning and action research. You are required to complete 18 hours of coursework as outlined in the degree plan, after which we will issue you a certificate of completion. 

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Program Length: 18 Hours

Tuition and Fees*


eTuition: $719 per 3-hour course

Aside from tuition, there are additional fees that are required.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by action of the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.

*This program only accepts applications for January, June and August start dates.

Educational Administration Workforce Information

Here you'll find the TEA Report on Demographics of Administrators in Texas

Here you'll find the Educational Administration Salary and Demand

Criminal Background Check

Candidates for Teacher Preparation undergo a criminal background check as part of admissions to the program. According to TEA,  

Educator preparation programs (EPPs) shall inform all applicants that: 

(1) pursuant to the Texas Education Code (TEC), §22.083, candidates must undergo a criminal history background check prior to employment as an educator; and 

(2) pursuant to the TEC, §22.0835, candidates must undergo a criminal history background check prior to clinical teaching. 

If convicted of an offense, the candidate will receive an email of the potential ineligibility. Candidates have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter. The criminal background check is conducted at the time of admissions and prior to clinical teaching. Learn more information about the preliminary criminal history evaluation.