Superintendent Certification Program
Texas Leadership Cooperative is a one-year preparation program for superintendent certification. Highly qualified candidates who are recommended by superintendents are sought for the program. Candidates will acquire knowledge and skills in a problem-based learning approach. Candidates come from ESC Region 11 districts and, when space is available, other Texas school districts.Training includes seminars delivered by practitioners in the field, field-based experiences, and monthly support through a mentor superintendent. Initial training takes place during the months of June and July and continues with a one-day session per month during the school year. Management experience may be substituted for some of the training. Training is directed toward successful passage of the TExES test.
TLC Program Goals
- To assist school districts with formalized succession planning that results in development of quality educational leaders for the future.
- To attract capable leaders to the superintendent position.
- To provide an alternative preparation and certification process.
To provide tomorrow's school district leaders with practical knowledge and relevant problem-based preparation.