Program Certificate in Superintendent Education Online
This online certificate program is designed to prepare students with a principal or mid-management level certification for the Texas state superintendent certification exam.
Discover what our online Certificate in Superintendent Education offers you
In this highly interactive online Program Certificate in Superintendent Education program, designed to maximize opportunities for productive participation, you will develop the knowledge and skills you need to become a successful superintendent.
With instruction from experienced superintendents, you will develop a professional portfolio and gain hands-on experience in district-level administration roles. Each course includes field-based experiences, problem-based learning and action research, and instruction based on best practices in online education.
Find out how and when to pay your tuition
The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing Program Certificate in Superintendent Education. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.
Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.
Total program cost depends upon transfer hours and program advisement relevant to program requirements. For more information, contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist.
Ready to get started on your degree program online but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.
See the milestones to guide your student journey
Our Program Certificate in Superintendent Education online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.
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Read the details of our admission criteria for the online superintendent education program
The Program Certificate in Superintendent Education online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.
Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.
Submit documentation of your valid, state-issued principal or mid-management certificate.
This program is designed for educators who hold a master's degree and have at least one year of practical administrative experience.
University Admission Requirements
- Online Application & Fee: University requirements will be assessed by the online application through ApplyTexas.org. There is a one-time application fee of $25.
- Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended*
- Master's degree: A master’s degree from any academic area/discipline that requires an initial teacher certification is required. Conferred master’s degree GPAs will be used for admission purposes.
- U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
Waivers of any experience or certification requirements will be initiated by Lamar University Admissions staff as necessary in instances where they may not apply, such as applications from states that do not require certification for licensure.
Department of Educational Leadership Admission Requirements
In addition to University admission requirements, the Department of Educational Leadership requires the following for admission to the department program. Instructions for the department application and reference will be e-mailed to you after your ApplyTexas application is processed. Instructions for submitting additional documents will be e-mailed separately if you are accepted to the program.
Applicants for Superintendent Certification must meet the following criteria:
- Master's Degree
- Department Application with essay responses
- Teaching Experience: Must have two years of teaching experience in public or accredited private schools and a Texas teaching certificate
- Administrative Experience: Must have one year administrative experience (copy of service record)
- Certification: Must hold a valid Principal or Mid-Management certificate
- Reference from your Superintendent
Send all required documents to:Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710
Submit electronically to [email protected]
*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Lamar University Office of Admissions will no longer require community college transcripts for graduate applicants. Official transcripts from all other institutions will be required. However, if a department or program wishes to review a community college transcript for decision purposes, the department or program may directly request the applicant to submit the official community college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions for processing.
Many programs may lead to licensure or certification in other states, but additional coursework or other requirements may be required by your state. Please review this chart for guidance regarding whether a Lamar University program will meet educational requirements in your state. For additional questions, if considering any academic program that leads to professional licensure in a state outside of Texas, please contact our Out-of-State Licensure and Authorization Office.
Advance your knowledge in these superintendent education online classes
Students are required to complete 18 hours of coursework in the Program Certificate in Superintendent Education online program. Course content is aligned with the SBEC Superintendent Competencies. Courses are offered on a rotational basis.
*Price includes distance learning fee.
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