The fifteen semester-hour superintendent’s certification program at Texas State University-San Marcos offers students several advantages:
- Weekend classes that meet on two Saturdays per month in the fall and spring semesters
- An on-line course during the summer semester
- The ability to complete all certification requirements in two semesters and one summer session
- A strong grounding in the knowledge base of school leadership
- Instruction by experienced university faculty and practicing school leaders
- Course content aligned with state and national standards for superintendent preparation
- Eligibility for the probationary superintendent’s certificate
- Integration of course work with the Ph.D. in School Improvement
The course sequence for the superintendent's certificate includes:
- EDCL 6347 Seminar in the Superintendency Fall Semester
- EDCL 6349 School Finance and Business Management---Spring Semester
- EDCL 6345 Managing Human and Instructional Resources---Summer Semester on-line
- EDCL 6389 Field-based Practicum---a two semester experience that begins in the Fall and may be taken concurrently with or following other courses in the sequence
For students in the Ph. D. program, the corresponding courses are ED 7347, ED 7349, and ED 7345.
Students may begin course work in any semester with the exception of the field-based practicum which must begin in the Fall Semester.
To be eligible for the Superintendent’s Certificate students must hold valid Texas teaching and principal certificates.
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