Program Overview

The Professional Preparation Program for Superintendent Certification from Lamar University consists of 18 credit hours. Students take courses over a five-week time span focusing on finance, ethical standards, allocation of funds, student safety, and energy management. Students are expected to participate in two internships where they expand their portfolio and develop a professional development plan. 

Graduate students interested in pursuing a Superintendent Certification will need a Master’s degree, and one year of administration experience.  To be approved to take the Superintendent Certification exam, applicants need to show proof of completion of the following three courses (or equivalents): School-Community Relations, School Law, and Human Resources Development. 

Available to those who have a Principal or Mid-Management Certification, students are able to participate in the Preparation Program for Superintendent Certification. To be eligible for the program, one year of practical administrative experience is required.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must have a Principal or Mid-Management Certification and one year of practical administrative experience.

    School Overview

    Since its founding in 1923, the well-noted public research institute, Lamar University has continued growing. It serves as a "Military Friendly School," especially through the development of its distance learning programs. Moreover, the accelerated five and eight week terms the online branch of the school has designed eases the learning of adult students juggling coursework and careers. Lamar University is awards Associate's, Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctorate degrees.

    LU Online undergraduate programs offer several different degree options. The University also offers graduate degree and certification programs for those desiring to advance their studies.


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