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Application Process

Apply now; our 2018-2019 application cycle is open
If you are interested in applying for TSCI, please contact:
Janet Palms
Texas Superintendents' Certification Institute Region 13 Education Service Center
5701 Springdale Road, Austin, TX 78723
Admission to the Texas Superintendents’ Certification Institute is based on academic criteria and leadership experience:
  • Master’s degree or higher with an overall 3.0 minimum grade point average
  • Texas Principal or Mid-Management Certification
  • Minimum of three years’ campus or district-level experience
  • Professional recommendations
  • Written accomplishment record of identified leadership skills
  • Access to a computer and printer, with Microsoft Office Suite software installed
  • Ability to search the Internet, download Word documents and other files, manipulate Excel spreadsheets, and create PowerPoint presentations.
Application to the TSCI program is a three-step process. Note that there are limited opportunities for enrollment after the application deadline based on number of seats.
Step 1 - Online Application
Complete the Online Application, including payment of the required, non-refundable fee.
You will be able to save your application over time until you are ready to submit it for review.
Step 2 - Submit Admission Documents
  1. Master's Degree and any other relevant higher education degree transcripts showing overall minimum 3.0 GPA
  2. Three (3) recommendation forms mailed/e-mailed to Ashlie Scott at the address listed above
  3. Service record showing credential years of managerial experience in a public school district
  4. Principal or mid-level management certificate
Step 3 - Interview
If you qualify, participate in a structured interview that will focus on the presence of leadership attributes.

For more information, contact TSCI Program Administrator at 512-919-5154 or by e-mail at

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