• Superintendent Certification Stand-Alone Program

        The Doctorate in Leadership program offers coursework leading to Texas Superintendent Certification as a stand-alone program. This program includes 12 hours of coursework and the HSU Leadership Institute for School Administrators. The four courses are delivered in a hybrid, low-residence format during the spring and summer of each year. Students will meet on campus a few weekends per semester with supportive faculty/student interactions supported by technology. The required HSU Leadership Institute for School Administrators occurs during the summer and will support the competencies for the Superintendent Certification. This innovative program fits well with a busy administrator’s schedule.

          Admission requirements and application processes follow the same structure and format at the Doctorate in Leadership with the additional requirement of evidence of a valid Texas Teacher’s and Principal’s Certificate. Deadline for submission of application materials is November 15 or April 15.

        To be recommended for certification, the student must have a master’s degree posted on his/her transcript, hold a valid Texas Teacher’s Certification, hold a valid Texas Principal’s Certification, complete 12 hours of coursework, complete the HSU Leadership Institute for School Administrators, and pass TExES Examination #195.

    Program Coursework:

    EDAD 7320 The School Superintendency, Politics, and Policy
    EDAD 7330 Instructional Development, School Improvement, and Practicum
    EDAD 7340 Public School Finance and Practicum
    EDAD 7350 Educational Facility Planning, Development, and Practicum
    HSU Leadership Institute for School Administrator (summer experience)

    Contact Dr. Mary Christopher, leadership@hsutx.edu, with questions.

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