Program Concentrations

Candidates may choose a concentration in one of the following areas: (a) General Administration and Superintendency, (b)Higher Education, and (c)  Human Resource Management. Candidates complete designated courses to satisfy the concentration area requirement.

Superintendent and principal certification are offered at the master’s degree level. The Ph. D. level courses are not listed as the Texas administrator certification courses. Although Ph. D. graduates are preferred by school districts for many central office administrative positions, Texas does not require a Ph. D. for superintendent and principal certifications. The certification courses are masters – level courses. Additionally, applicants for certification must take and successfully pass the TExES # 64 (Superintendent) and/or #68 (Principal) exams.

Please contact the College of Education Office of Certification for information about administrative certification. You may also access the information by visiting Select the Colleges and Schools tab, select College of Education and then select Office of Teacher Certification.


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