The MSU Superintendent Certification program is an 18-hour, year-long course of study, beginning with an introduction to the superintendency and concluding with an internship to be served in the district under the guidance of the superintendent. The program will prepare the candidate to take the state superintendent certification exam.

The core classes are hybrid. They are provided through a combination of distance learning and face-to-face instruction. Each class will include both in-class instruction and internship activities. Field-based visits will be scheduled.


Required Courses

  • EDLE 6003 Introduction to the Superintendency
  • EDLE 6013 School Politics and Community Relations
  • EDLE 6023 Curriculum, Instruction, and Evaluation
  • EDLE 6033 School Organization and Management
  • EDLE 6043 Human Resources, Supervision, and Staff Development
  • EDLE 6053 Internship

General Requirements

  • Master’s degree
  • Principal’s certificate
  • Two years of school administrative experience
  • Letter from superintendent willing to serve as a mentor
  • Online Access

How to Apply

  • Apply or reapply to the Billie Doris McAda Graduate School at Midwestern State University.
  • Provide official transcripts (if other than MSU) to admissions. This is required before admission can proceed.
  • Call Sherrie Johnson at (940) 397-4762 and state that you are applying for the Superintendent Cohort Program.
  • For further information, contact Kym Acuna at (940) 397-6220.