Certification Process

To become a superintendent, you must: 

  • hold, at a minimum, a master's degree from an institution of higher education that is accredited by a regional accrediting agency, or recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (outside source); 
  • hold, at a minimum, a principal certificate or the equivalent issued under this title or by another state or country;
  • successfully complete an approved superintendent educator preparation program and be recommended for certification by that program; 
  • satisfactorily complete a credited exam based on the Standards Required for the Superintendent Certificate in your state (if applicable)  
  • meet the certification of license requirements of your state

For additional information on the Texas Superintendent Certification Process, please visit The Texas Education Agency's website

For assistance deciding which program is right for you, request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 800-460-6228. You can also reach us at gradinfo@acu.edu. 

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