Superintendent Certification Program

This program is available through our Online Center. It is designed for individuals already holding a Master’s degree who wish to obtain Texas Superintendent Certification.

 

This specialization prepares students to sit for the TExES Superintendent Certification Exam. The Superintendent Certification Program Admission Requirements, Application Requirements, and Program Specifics, and Steps to Apply vary slightly from our other Education Graduate Programs.  Additional information for these areas are covered below.

 

Admission Requirements

  • A master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • A principal certification or its equivalent from an institution of higher learning.
  • At least two years of credited experience as an administrator (Concordia will make the final determination in case of any question as to what qualifies as administrative experience). 

Application Process

  • Three letters of recommendation from professionals who are in a position to judge the qualifications of the applicant. Letters must be from a current supervisor, a previous supervisor, and the third can be from current professional colleagues.
  • A completed application for the Superintendent Certification Program.
  • Completion of an admissions interview with the Graduate Coordinator, at which time all applicants will be required to demonstrate both oral and written proficiency in the English language.
  • Submission of official transcripts from master’s degree granting institution, district service records, or other means of verification as required by Concordia University Texas

There are three ways to get your transcripts to Concordia:

Student Delivered 

A student delivered transcript will only be accepted as an official transcript if it is received in the original sealed envelope and stamped by the institution of records as "Issued to the Student in a Sealed Envelope."

 

Electronically

Concordia also accepts transcripts electronically:

National Transcript Center

ScripSafe

 

Mailed

To the Center in which you plan to take classes.

 

  • Submission of a professional resume.
  • Copy of Principal Certification

Program Specifics:

The program is comprised of 16 credit hours composed of four classes and a Practicum that will run for the entire year. The program is offered in a Cohort format and meets one time a week, with occasional practicum work. 

 

Courses

  • Issues in the Superintendency (3 hrs)
  • Leadership and the Superintendency (3hrs)
  • Finance and the Superintendency (3 hrs)
  • Conflict Resolution and the Superintendency (3 hrs)
  • Practicum (4 hrs)

Cost

  • Application Fee - $50.00
  • Tuition - $500.00 per semester hour
  • Practicum Fee - $300.00
  • Textbooks - $50.00-$150.00 per course

*Financial Aid may be available.  Please visit www.fafsa.gov to complete the free application for federal student aid.  Completing the FAFSA does not guarantee aid and each student is evaluated based on current or previous financial aid awarded.

 

Steps to Apply

1. Complete online Graduate Application

2. Pay $50.00 Application Fee

3. Submit Admission Packet containing the following:

A. Official Transcript from master’s degree granting institution

B. Copy of valid Principal Certification

C. District Service Record showing administrator experience

D. Three Letters of Recommendation

E. Professional Resume

 

Send application materials to the Online Center.  All items must be submitted as a complete packet to avoid delay of materials being reviewed for admission into the program.

 

Concordia University Texas – Online Center

Admissions

11400 Concordia University Dr.

Austin, TX 78726

online@concordia.edu | 512-313-5650

 

 

Concordia University Texas is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.



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