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Superintendent Certification Program

TWO PROGRAMS AS PART OF TEXAS A&M SYSTEM'S 100-YEAR HISTORY OF PREPARING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS - PASS RATES ABOVE 95% OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS!

   1. Texarkana Superintendent Program: Full-online program with comprehensive support for passing Superintendent certification exam. Start dates in fall and spring semesters.

   2. Ratliff Academy Program: In partnership with Region 8 Educational Service Center. Seminars held at Region 8 in Pittsburg, TX.  Start date in January 2019.

Superintendent courses can be applied towards A&M-Texarkana's Doctoral Program.  

Ratliff Academy Superintendent Program 

Texas A&M University – Texarkana is proud to be in collaborative partnership with Region 8 Education Service Center. The Ratliff Academy prepares future school superintendents using innovative tools and a cohort model. For further information, please contact Jeff Clark at jclark@reg8.net or 903/640-6632. 
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Texas A&M University-Texarkana Superintendent Program

The Texas A&M University-Texarkana Texas Superintendent Certification Preparation Program is aligned to the Texas Superintendent Standards and the Test Framework of the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) through four courses (12 SCH) -three content courses and an internship course.  All courses are delivered fully online, and the 160 hour internship must be completed in a Texas school district.  [Note:  Faculty will assist students not living or working in Texas to find a suitable Texas district in which to conduct his/her internship.] For more information, please contact Dr. Kathy Lease at klease@tamut.edu or 903/334-6686.

The program can be completed in two semesters, with new cohorts beginning each fall  and spring semesters. The schedule of courses is provided below:

  • First Semester:
    • EDLD 690 Executive Leadership
    • EDLD 694 Instructional Leadership
  • Second Semester:
    • EDLD 698 Administrative Leadership
    • EDLD 691 Superintendent Internship 

Admission Process

Candidates must apply to 1) Texas A&M University - Texarkana and 2) superintendent program. Please contact susan.gleason@tamut.edu or call 903/223-3129 if you have questions about the admissions process.  

University Application

To apply to A&M-Texarkana, go to Office of Graduate Studies website. Click on link, "Apply".  Complete application as a "Non-degree Seeking Student". There is a $30 processing fee. 

Superintendent Program Application

At the same time that you apply to graduate studies, please apply to the certification program through our Tk20 System: https://tamut.tk20.com.  This application is free, and does not require you to pay any additional fees.

Application Documents:

Submit requested application documents as instructed for the program of your choice. NOTE: Upon receipt of admission, candidates must formally accept admission on Tk20

For Ratliff Academy Program, see link for application process: https://www.reg8.net/ratliff-academy

For Texas A&M-Texarkana Program, complete the following and submit to Office of Graduate Studies:

  • Completed form indicating district support (Link to form forthcoming)
  • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended by the applicant
  • Official TOEFL scores taken within the last two years (international students only)

 

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  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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