The Region 4 Inspire Texas Superintendent Certification program prepares you to navigate the big picture in running a Texas school district. Through internship assignments, research-required reading, and leadership sessions, you’ll be in a position to make an impact on children in Houston, TX, and the surrounding areas in Texas.
To begin the Superintendent Certification program, you will need:
To be eligible for admission, an applicant shall have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 The GPA shall be calculated from an official transcript as follows:
If you are applying and your master’s degree or equivalent comes from a non-English-speaking university outside the United States, the following is required:
NOTE: You have up to 60 days to complete the online application once it is started.
Certification Program Application Deadline: September 9, 2022
After your application is submitted and documents received, you will be notified via email of your acceptance into the program.
All candidates are required to go through a criminal history background check. Region 4 and Inspire Texas reserves the right to disqualify an applicant who has a criminal history record. Per TAC §227.1 (d) The EPP has informed applicants and candidates of the required information regarding criminal history. The applicant will be notified when the report is run, and Inspire Texas receives the results. In addition, the applicant has the right to request their results. Candidates who defer the program and re-enter after six (6) months will go through a new criminal history background check.
Please note: Applicants who have committed and been convicted of a criminal offense, per the Texas Administrative Code §227.1 (d)(1), may be ineligible for certification as a teacher in the State of Texas. Per the Texas Administrative Code §227.1 (d)(1), applicants have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the Texas Education Agency to determine if a convicted criminal offense has rendered them ineligible. Full information on this process may be found at: https://tea.texas.gov/texas-educators/investigations/preliminary-criminal-history-evaluation-faqs.
The superintendent certification program, which lasts one year, is a combination of online coursework and six full-day sessions at the Region 4 Aspiring Superintendent and Leadership Academy. These sessions are conducted by prominent, practicing Texas superintendents and experts who discuss course topics and current issues facing today’s superintendents, such as instructional leadership, superintendent-board relations, finance, and advocacy.
As a Region 4 candidate, you will gain invaluable knowledge and contacts, with more than 200 clock hours of instruction. Your training includes content and topics such as district planning and decision-making, community and board relations, legal issues, school finance, and specific preparation for the Superintendent TExES exam.
Under the guidance of a mentor and your assigned field supervisor, you will also complete a minimum of 160 hours of field experience at an accredited school district, charter or private school. All Region 4 field supervisors are experienced, Texas-certified superintendents.
During your training, you will prepare for the TExES examination to obtain your Standard Superintendent Certificate.
Courses meet the needs of diverse learning styles. Should further accommodations be necessary for disabilities, please contact our offices at 713.744.6323 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to assist with the appropriate accommodation.
You’re almost there. Preparation sessions for the TExES superintendent exam are scheduled during the final three months of the program. After passing the TExES exam – in addition to successfully completing your training, internship, and payment of all program fees – you will be recommended by Region 4 Inspire Texas for the standard superintendent certification.