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Administrative Rule 6A-4.0083

School Principal--Administrative Class.

To be eligible to receive certification as a school principal, an individual shall satisfy each of the following requirements:

(1) Hold a valid professional certificate covering educational leadership, administration, or administration and supervision.

(2) Document successful performance of the duties of the school principalship. These duties shall be performed in a Department of Education approved district school principal certification program pursuant to Rule 6A-5.081, F.A.C., designed and implemented consistent with the principal leadership standards approved by the State Board of Education. In addition, these duties shall:

(a) Be performed as a full-time employee in a Florida public school in a leadership position through which the candidate can fully demonstrate the competencies associated with the Florida Principal Leadership Standards.

(b) Be a formally planned professional development program designed and implemented to prepare the individual to effectively perform as a school principal.

(c) Be comprehensive of all the duties of the school principalship.

(d) Be performed under the direct supervision of a currently practicing school principal or district manager who has been approved by the district school board to serve as the supervising principal or manager for this program.

(3) Demonstrate successful performance of the competencies of the school principalship standards which shall be documented by the Florida district school superintendent based on a performance appraisal system approved by the district school board and the Department pursuant to Rule 6A-5.081, F.A.C.

(4) An individual who holds a valid Florida Educator’s Certificate covering administration or administration and supervision issued prior to July 1, 1986 and served as a school principal prior to July 1, 1986 for not less than one (1) school year may apply for certification as a school principal under the provisions of Rule 6A-4.0085, F.A.C.

Specific Authority 1001.02, 1012.55, 1012.56 FS. Law Implemented 1001.02, 1012.55, 1012.56 FS. History–New 7-1-86, Formerly 6A-4.083, Amended 7-1-86, 10-31-88, 7-1-07, 11-26-08.

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