Superintendent Certification Program

Are you a professional educator who seeks to work with decision-making personnel and with higher-level administrators and who wants to lead schools into strong 21st-century environments for learners? Then the Texas Wesleyan Superintendent Certificate is for you.

Our Instructors

Three outstanding administrators from the North Texas area serve as model leaders and professors in our Superintendent Certificate Program. Dr. William Newton (formerly Keller ISD), Dr. Ken Helvey (formerly Allen ISD) and Dr. Joe Dryden (formerly Weatherford ISD) guide the credential seeking student through 18 hours of hybrid coursework.

Dr. William Newton Dr. Ken Helvey Dr. Joe Dryden
Our Coursework

All courses are easily accessible by the working individual and may be completed within a year.


  • Supervision of personnel and instructional programs
  • School finance and budgeting


  • Planning and facilities
  • The superintendency


  • Internship
  • Organizational improvement and community relations 
Program Requirements
State of Texas requirements for the professional superintendent certificate: 
  1. A master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education. 
  2. A principal's certificate or the equivalent issued under Texas or by another state or country.
  3. Successful completion of an approved superintendent educator preparation program.
  4. Satisfactorily complete the TExES exam based on the Texas state standards for superintendents.

For admission consideration to Wesleyan's Superintendent Certification Program:

  1. GPA of 3.2 or greater on a 4.0 for master's work; completed master's degree.
  2. GRE of 150 on verbal reasoning and 141 on quantitative reasoning within last 5 years, 4 or better on GRE analytical writing.
  3. Three letters of recommendation.
  4. Interview session with program faculty.

See Graduate Admissions for admission details.

Students in the superintendent certificate program may choose to pursue their doctoral degree. Whatever your choice, decide to invest in yourself and in your future!


Contact Information

Twyla Miranda, Ph.D.
Director, Doctor of
Education Program
Professor of Education
(817) 531-4947

Judy Baker
Administrative Assistant
(817) 531-4962

Beth Hargrove
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
(817) 531-4498

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Fort Worth, TX 76105
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