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.