The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board shall elect a Superintendent for the school system who has met or has been certified as meeting the requirements for superintendency certification as set by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE).  Additional qualifications may be stipulated by the Board.




The minimum criteria required for superintendency certification are the following:


  1. Hold a valid Louisiana Level 2 Educational Leader Certificate.

  2. Have had five (5) years of successful administrative or management experience in education at the level of principal or above, or experience certified as equivalent to any of these by BESE.

  3. Hold an earned master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

  4. Have completed forty-eight (48) semester hours of graduate credit, to include the following:


    1. Thirty (30) semester hours in educational administration and supervision of instruction;

    2. Twelve (12) semester hours in professional education; and

    3. Six (6) semester hours of electives from cognate fields outside professional education related to educational administration and supervision in business, political science, psychology, sociology, or speech.


  1. Satisfactorily passed the School Superintendent Assessment (SSA) as approved by BESE in keeping with state requirements.


Applicants for the position of Superintendent shall be required to provide assurance that certification for the position is current and valid.


Adopted:  December 7, 1976

Revised:  August, 2003



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:7.1, 17:54

Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel, Bulletin 746, Louisiana Department of Education

Board minutes, 9-25-03


Pointe Coupee Parish School Board