The Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations offers a Superintendent Preparation/Certification Program. Prior to applying to the program, students who wish to pursue superintendent certification must have:
- A master's degree
- A valid Texas principal certification (prior to 1996 or mid-management administrator 1973 program)
- A passing grade (80 percent or greater) on the TExES Qualifying Examination.
This program is designed as a follow-through educational leadership experience to the principal preparation program to prepare students for executive level positions in school districts, and for the TExES Superintendent Exam (064). Students enrolled in the program are required to complete the following courses:
- EDAD 5380 School Organization, Reform and Renewal
- EDAD 5382 Educational Finance
- EDAD 5384 Educational Facilities Management
- EDAD 5386 Educational Policy Development
- EDAD 5388 Central Office Administration
- EDAD 5389 School Superintendent Internship
Superintendent Certification plans must be approved by the faculty adviser, the director of the Superintendent Preparation Program Committee, and the certification officer. After completing the program requirements, students may register for the TExES Superintendent Exam (064).
How to Apply
Your application materials should be sent to two different offices. Please submit materials in a timely manner to avoid delay in your admission decision.
- Submit the following materials to the Graduate School:
- Completed Graduate School Admissions Application
- Official transcripts of completed undergraduate and graduate coursework
- Application fee
- TOEFL exam for international students
UTEP Graduate School
Mike Loya Academic Services Building, Room 223
El Paso, Texas 79968
- Submit the following supplemental materials directly to the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations:
- Letter of intent
- Letters of references
- Copy of teaching certificate and district service record
Educational Leadership and Foundations Department (K-12 Concentration)
The University of Texas at El Paso
Education Building, Room 501
2300 Randolph Drive
El Paso, Texas 79902
Upon admission, students should contact the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations to schedule an advising appointment with the program director for an initial advising session. This first session will introduce students to departmental courses and the development of a degree/certification plan. Later, students will be oriented to program outcomes, graduate-level expectations and course requirements.
Student advising is a critical component of the department’s graduate-level experience. Faculty advisers will provide students with initial, in-progress, and exit individualized or group advising to help develop the student’s academic abilities, career goals, and educational interests to ensure overall scholastic, personal and professional success. Superintendent Certification plans must be approved by the faculty advisor, the director of the Superintendent Preparation Program Committee, and the certification officer. After completing all the program requirements, students are able to register for the TExES Superintendent Eam (064).
For advising please make an appointment with Dr. Rodolfo Rincones at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click the link below to download the degree plan: