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Online Texas Superintendent Certificate

  • Introduction

    In addition to graduate school entrance requirements and department requirements, individuals seeking admission to the superintendent certificate plan must hold a principal certificate or its equivalent.

    Online coursework is supplemented by working with a local superintendent in your area. A practicum is also required. After completing the required course work, candidates must receive a passing score on the TExES superintendent exam.

    For more information, contact the Educator Preparation Information (EPI) Center at epicenter@angelo.edu or visit the Texas Superintendent Certification Plan Web page.

  • Certificate Plan
    Texas Superintendent Certificate
    15 Credit Hours
    Course Number Course Description Hours
    EDG 6343 School-Community Relationships 3
    EDG 6344 School District Resource Management 3
    EDG 3645 Human Relationships in Educational Administration 3
    EDG 6346 School Plant Planning and Maintenance 3
    EDG 6348 Superintendent Internship in Education 3
  • Courses
    • EDG 6348 Superintendent Internship in Education (0-0-3). Online course and field experience. Guided experiences in central office and superintendent administration under the supervision and direction of a central office administrator and a university professor. The internship is taken as the final course in the superintendent certification program. Grading will be either pass or fail. Prerequisites: Principal certificate and permission of the professor.

    • EDG 6346 School Plant Planning and Maintenance (3-0). A study of the issues facing the school administrator and the School Board in determining school building needs, planning for facilities, responsibilities of architects and contractors, equipping and furnishing school buildings, and maintaining and redesigning existing buildings. Other relevant topics include asbestos, bond issues and ethics. Prerequisites: Principal certificate and permission of the professor.

    • EDG 6345 Human Relationships in Educational Administration (3-0). Designed to explore the administrator’s professional relationships with teachers, parents, students, principals, other educational employees in the district, and the School board. Personnel and Human Resources areas as well as Staff Development are included in the course. Leadership opportunities abound in these areas and will be included in activities. Prerequisites: Principal certificate and permission of the professor.

    • EDG 6344 School District Resource Management (3-0). Designed to develop knowledge and skills related to district budget procedures, revenues, state, county and school district finance. Other problems related to the history of public school financing, legislative actions and financing public education will be included. Prerequisites: Principal certificate and permission of the professor.

    • EDG 6343 School-Community Relationships (3-0). Designed to cover the principles, philosophy, and techniques for improving the educational program through building good relationships. Special attention is given to the different roles people play and the superintendent’s experiences with School Board relations and community relations. Readings and resources include the area of Leadership. Prerequisites: Principal certificate and permission of the professor.