Superintendent Certification

Become Your School District’s Visionary Leader

School boards establish the qualifications for the superintendents in their districts. With your Superintendent Certification from University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education, you’ll become well versed with topics relating to educational reform, policy and current trends. You’ll be the school district’s CEO—a highly organized leader, supervisor and manager who can make difficult decisions and meet every challenge on a daily basis.

Completing Your Plan

The Superintendent Certification plan requires the completion of 15 hours of specified coursework after finishing the Principal Certification plan. A passing score on the Superintendent state assessment is required prior to recommendation for this certificate.
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Admission Requirements

Eager to make your dreams come true by studying at UHCL? Make sure you have what it takes to begin your journey to success.

Degree Requirements

Educate yourself on the necessary course work at University of Houston-Clear Lake. We want you to succeed in the College of Education, so review the degree requirements for your preferred major.

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Cost Information

Get schooled on the projected costs for tuition, books, supplies and more for your education degree from UHCL.

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2018

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - January 4
    Final* and Session Start - January 16

  • Summer 2018

    New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)

  • Fall 2018

    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 13
    Final* and Session Start - August 27

*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester


  University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Accreditations and Distinctions

UHCL’s College of Education graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation for both initial teacher preparation and advanced educator preparation. We’re one of only 14 educator preparation programs in Texas to hold this accreditation. The College of Education is also accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency and holds accreditations from a number of organizations for individual specializations and certification programs.

We’ve earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.

Superintendent Certification Faculty

John Decman
John Decman

John Decman

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,

Contact number: 281-283-3548
Office:  Bayou Building, Suite 1125

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Gary Schumacher
Gary Schumacher

Gary Schumacher

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,

Contact number: 281-283-3631
Office: B1125-8

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Felix Simiou
Felix Simieou

Felix Simieou III

Department Chair for Leadership and Policy Analysis and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership ,

Contact number: 281-283-3589
Office: 1125-10

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