Cooperative Superintendency Program

Doctoral Program

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

The Cooperative Superintendency Program (CSP) offers a doctoral degree (Ed.D.) within the Educational Leadership and Policy Department of the highly ranked College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. The CSP is at the forefront of preparing education leaders to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s public education system. Our dedicated faculty and intensive coursework maintain our position among the top-rated superintendency preparation programs in the nation. 

Our program seeks to attract leaders with outstanding professional readiness and prepare them for executive-level positions, including: 

  • Superintendents of school districts 
  • Chief executives in state education agencies 
  • Directors in education service centers or laboratories 
  • Executive-level management posts in large cities or suburban districts 

About the Program

Program Overview

Application Requirements


Our Students

Additional Resources

At a Glance

  • Program Starts: Summer
  • Deadline to Apply:
    Nominations due December 15, Applications due January 15
  • Credit Hours Required: 63 hours of coursework, 69 with dissertation hours
  • Schedule: Flexible
  • Program Location: On Campus
  • GRE Required? Yes
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Program Co-director
Paul Cruz

David DeMatthews

Program Co-director
David DeMatthews

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Assistant Director
Sylvia R. Reyna

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