Superintendent Certification

The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Superintendent Professional Certification Preparation Program emphasizes the knowledge and skills for prospective district-level administrators to succeed in the 21st century.

The program is designed for working professionals. Our semi-cohort model allows you to balance class and practicum experience while continuing your work responsibilities.

As per the Texas Education Agency, there are four requirements to obtain a Superintendent certificate.

A candidate must:

  • hold a master’s degree from a university that is accredited by an agency recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or the U.S. Department of Education Database for Accredited Colleges and Universities.
  • hold a Principal certificate or the equivalent issued by the TEA, another state or country or; completed the superintendent certificate application and been approved by the TEA to substitute managerial experience in lieu of a principal certificate
  • successfully complete an approved superintendent educator preparation program
  • successfully complete the required exam