Principal Qualifications

Principal skills and qualifications To qualify for the position of a principal, an applicant should have the following:

  • A Master’s degree in education, or leadership or relevant field is considered the minimum qualifying credential. However, in some cases, a bachelor’s degree in education with at least 5 years in educational leadership role may also be acceptable.

  • Minimum of two years of working experience as a school leader or principal.

  • At least three years of teaching experience.

  • Strong communication skills to develop a productive educational experience for both teachers and students.

  • Problem solving skills to enhance teacher performance and improve student grades.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Knowledge of best practices in education and educational administration.

  • Ability to create, understand, and implement budgets and budgeting practices.