Superintendent Alternative Certification Program
Region 14 ESC SOUTH
4300 South Treadaway Blvd
Abilene, TX 79602
Phone 325-675-8605
Fax 325-695-1101

The Region 14 ESC Superintendent Alternative Certification Program (SACP) is a one year preparation program for aspiring superintendents. It provides an opportunity for individuals who have mid-management or principal's certification to participate in an intensive, comprehensive program leading to superintendent certification. The program is designed only for highly committed candidates who are able to excel in a fast-paced training environment.

Candidates acquire knowledge and skills in a practical, real-world learning environment. Networking opportunities promote development of collegial relationships among candidates, their mentors, and other practicing administrators.

Training includes seminars delivered by practitioners in the field of administration, mentoring by an experienced superintendent, and field-based experiences. Initial training takes place during the month of July and continues with monthly one day sessions during the school year. Training is directed toward successful passage of the TExES superintendent's test.

SACP consultants, who conduct and monitor the program,  maintain close contact with the candidates and mentors. Program consultants oversee the internship and formally observe the candidate a minimum of three (3) times during the school year.

Region 14 makes a recommendation to the state for a standard superintendent certificate at the end of the program. This recommendation is contingent upon successful completion of all program requirements, a passing score on the TExES test, and recommendations from the intern's mentoring administrator and the SACP program staff.

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Principal Certification
  • Completed application with official sealed transcript showing masters degree
  • Copy of Service Record
  • Payment of a non-refundable $100.00 application fee
  • Cost of Program
  • Program Application Fee - A $100.00 non-refundable application fee is required when an application is submitted.
  • State Fee - $35
  • Program Fee - $6,000 fee will be paid to Region 14 ESC to cover program costs. A non-refundable down payment of $1,000 is due upon acceptance into the program. The balance of $5,000 may be prorated over 10 months and is payable to Region 14 SACP.
  • Note:  An additional fee of $1,000 is charged for candidates who work outside the Region 14 service area.

  • TExES Examination Fee - A $131 fee will be paid to Education Testing Service (ETS) at the time the candidate is ready to take the superintendent TExES certification test.  (Plus a state processing fee)
  • Application Fee for Probationary Superintendent Certificate - If the superintendent candidate is serving in a superintendent position prior to completion of the program, a $52 fee will be paid to the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) when application is made for probationary superintendent certification.
  • Application Fee for Superintendent Certification - A $78 fee will be paid to TEA upon successful completion of the TExES test and recommendations for certification from mentor and SACP program staff.
  • Books/materials fee - Candidates will be required to purchase their own certifyteacher subscription and required textbooks. 
  • Summary
    The following criteria must be met in order to be recommended for certification:

  • Complete all training hours
  • Satisfactorily complete all assignments and projects
  • Pass TExES Superintendent Exam
  • Receive recommendations from both the mentoring administrator and the Region14 SACP consultant
  • Payment of all certification fees and TExES fees

    Certificates received through SACP are recognized throughout the state of Texas. These certificates are commensurate to university administrator preparation programs.

  • How to Apply
    To apply, download the document below:

    Along with the documents above enclose the following items, your teaching certificate, your service record, and official copy of your masters degree transcript, and a $100 (non-refundable) application fee. 
    Submit the application documents above to:

        Region 14 ESC SOUTH
        Billie McKeever
        4300 S. Treadaway Blvd
        Abilene, TX 79602

    For Questions about the program contact:
    Billie McKeever
    Office: 325-675-7014
    Cell: 940-864-4814