PDE Weekly Email Oct. 7, 2011: There are changes, effective immediately, in the PA School Code 49.121 for certification for Ed Leadership program guidelines for those who are pursuing a Superintendent Letter of Eligibility and/or Principal certification. The changes are in the definitions of education experience and are detailed below.
Note: Candidates that do not hold an active instructional certification may be awarded a Principal’s certificate; however, they may not hold a Principal’s position in a public school setting.
SUPERINTENDENT’S LETTER OF ELIGIBILITY
Effective September 1, 2012 candidates for Principal’s certification will be required to successfully complete the School Leadership Licensure Assessment Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision test (1011 or 6011). The Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision (0411) will be accepted if passed prior to August 31, 2012 and within ten years of the date of application.
Principal K-12 and Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility certifications are obtained through the TIMS website. Applicants may follow the general guidelines in filing for certification if directions are needed. Work experience is a necessary component of this application process.