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Graduate certifications are conferred through an assessment process and typically awarded through a standard setting organization, such as the Texas Education Agency. Educational institutions offer courses that support mastery/competency in specific areas that are assessed through an exam or application of identified skills.

 


 

 





Principal Certification



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 


The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies provides Principal Certification for students who have already received a master’s degree in the field of education, and for students who are currently enrolled in the UTSA Master of Education program.  With this 27-hour program, students obtain the educational tools necessary to provide leadership in Pre-K thru 12th Grade (P-12) educational institutions.  Many faculty members are former teachers and administrators and bring their real-world experience and practical knowledge to the classroom.  


Course Plan

 


WHY CHOOSE UTSA?


 

 

  • Our students expand their personal professional networks by working alongside other dedicated educators.
  • Our program offers two free workshops and a study guide for students to prepare for the TExES Principal Exam.
  • Our program provides both ILD and PDAS Certification.
  • Our program partners with administrators at local school districts to offer a Resume and Interview Workshop to prepare students for job applications.
  • Our faculty is closely connected with local school districts, superintendents, and principals.
  • The ELPS department has a diverse and experienced faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized for their research, service, and teaching. 

 



CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 


Students who complete the Principal Certification Program can find career opportunities such as: assistant principal, principal, district level curriculum coordinator and leader, assistant and deputy superintendent, superintendent (with superintendent certification), and other central office administrative positions. 


 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


 

    • A baccalaureate degree and master’s degree in education
    • A 3.0 GPA in the last 30 hours of coursework
    • Be in good standing at the last institution attended
    • Submission of a resume  


CONTACT US



Elisha Reynolds     210.458.6620    MB 3.480

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Superintendency Certification





PROGRAM DESCRIPTION


Like Principals are instructional leaders of their schools, so too are Superintendents instructional leaders of their districts. Crucial to effective district-wide leadership are quality preparation, top-notch mentoring, and immersion in the real-world experiences of district central office administration.

As a student of UTSA’s 15-hour superintendent certification program, you will focus on the duties and responsibilities of central office staff.  The program prepares you for central office administrative positions including that of superintendent. 

Program emphasis is on the function, relationships, and changing dynamics of the central office leadership position and superintendency, with special attention given to the application of theory to practice.  Faculty members bring their real-world experience and practical knowledge to the classroom.  Faculty members are outstanding current and former central office administrators and board members in greater San Antonio area school districts.

 

 

 

 

Course Plan 


 


WHY CHOOSE UTSA? 




The UTSA Superintendent Certification program has a rich tradition of preparing outstanding superintendents and central-office leaders. Today, seven UTSA Superintendent Certification program alums hold superintendent positions in Bexar and surrounding counties, and many others hold deputy/associate/assistant superintendent and other central office positions. School districts headed by UTSA Superintendent Alums have recently won two school district level HEB Excellence in Education Awards (Harlandale ISD, 2011; Lytle ISD, 2012).



COURSE DESCRIPTION 




The 15 semester credit hour program is offered through a series of three-hour web-enhanced seminar classes held on Saturdays, starting in the fall semester and completing in the spring semester, with in-class meetings constituting slightly more than one-half of course time, and the remainder in a virtual environment. Students register for 8 semester credit hours in the fall and 7 semester credit hours in the spring.  No coursework is required during the summer. 



Fall Semester

 

 

EDL 6503 (Superintendent’s Seminar)—Policy & Governance of the Educational Community

EDL 6503 (Superintendent’s Seminar)—Instructional Leadership

EDL 6942 (Practicum in Educational Administration)


Spring Semester

 

 

EDL 6503 (Superintendent’s Seminar)—Organizational Leadership & Management

EDL 6503 (Superintendent’s Seminar)—Human Resource Leadership

EDL 6941 (Practicum in Educational Administration)

 

 



 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 




The superintendency certification prepares you for K-12 central office administration and leadership. 



ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


A master’s degree
Completion of a mid-management or principal’s certificate
Official transcripts from all institutions

 

 

 


CONTACT US



Elisha Reynolds     210.458.6620    MB 3.480

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on this degree or would like us to contact you.

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