Superintendent Certification

  • Graduate Students

To complete the Superintendent Certification, students must be fully admitted to the Public School Administration Ed.D. or Ph.D. program. The department does not offer a “certification only” option at this time.

It is the responsibility of the individual to submit all required documentation to the academic advising office in order to be recommended for certification.


A 3 credit our professional internship (EDAD 684) is required to complete the Principal Certification. This course is required for certification as a school principal or superintendent by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) of the State of Texas.  Students are expected to be within the last 12 hours of their certification program before registering for the internship in order to fully benefit from the experiences.

View full information about the internship.

Requirements for Completion

Upon successful completion of all required coursework for superintendent certification, the student must:

  • Complete the SBEC online certification application;
  • Submit copy of TExES scores;
  • Complete the College of Education and Human Development Certification Office form (request form from Kerri Smith;;
  • Indicate date of completing SBEC online application to academic advising office

All information must be submitted to Kerri Smith, in the Academic Advising Office.  The application packet will be forwarded to the CEHD Certification Coordinator and you will be notified by email from SBEC when your certificate has been approved.