Cooperative Superintendency Program Application Requirements

Application Requirements

All graduate students are required to apply to the state application system ApplyTexas. We strongly encourage you to start this process well in advance of the deadline to allow us time to process your information. Visit our “How to Apply” page for departmental requirements.

For the Cooperative Superintendency Program, all candidates must have

  • A master's degree
  • Mid-Management Certification/Experience
  • 2 years experience as a principal and/or central office administrator

Please note: We encourage submitting a Nomination Form before beginning your formal application. Candidates may be nominated or may nominate themselves. We make great efforts to obtain a large, diverse pool of applicants.

Submit all required application materials including the following documents to your MyStatus page to complete the application process by the application deadline of January 15. 

Required Materials

  1. A Professional/Personal Vita in CSP format - available in the Application Checklist
  2. Official Transcripts
  3. GRE Score
  4. Three Professional References
  5. Statement of Purpose
  6. The Self-Presentation: Selectors want to perceive you as a person with a profile. We ask you to depict in 3-6 double-spaced pages what you judge to be your peaks and valleys, assets and needs as you confront the prospect of being selected. Be your natural self and convincingly offer us illustrations and evidence. Compose and write in your own words; artificiality detracts. Depicting oneself is an intriguing task. We believe you will enjoy it. Head the piece: “SELF-PRESENTATION (one line) of YOUR NAME (second line),” and then compose and write the paper.

Again, be sure to upload all of the documents listed above to your MyStatus page. We will not accept any documents sent via email. 

Download our Application Checklist and Timeline

CSP Selection Process

The department will evaluate all applicants and develop a list of candidates for admission.

Candidates who meet all program and graduate school requirements and are determined to be a good fit for the department will be notified by late January and invited to attend an assessment center in Austin on Saturday, February 11, 2023, to participate in interviews, engage in simulation exercises, and develop presentations.

Cooperative Superintendency Cohort members will be selected based on performance during the assessment phase.

This event is mandatory for all selected, so be sure to reserve the date. Candidates are responsible for travel, lodging, and meals.

There is a $50.00 fee to attend the assessment center. Please pay via a check or money order (no cash) made payable to UT Austin. Be sure to include your name and UT EID on the check or money order. Please note this fee is separate from the Graduate School application fee.

Members of the incoming Cooperative Superintendency cohort will be notified by late March. Classes begin in early June.


Email Paul Cruz or Sylvia R. Reyna.

How to Apply