More hoops for would-be principals Current principals, interim and acting principals with more than six months experience, and recent graduates of approved principal-preparation programs automatically meet the new guidelines. Others on the current eligibility list must submit a portfolio within three months of receiving portfolio packages.
Others who have never established eligibility with the board must:
Pre-register with CPS and pass a background check.
Possess or obtain a Type 75 certificate and a master’s degree.
Submit a portfolio demonstrating instructional and managerial leadership, including references and essays.
Successfully complete a writing sample, policy exam and interview.
Complete an approved program of study in the principalship.