In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Managing school operations including daily school activities, coordinating curricula, and overseeing teachers and other school staff.
- Ensuring that the school environment is safe and productive for both students and employees.
- Must have teaching experience.
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Typically requires a master’s degree.
Certification is not required.
Most states require public school principals to be licensed as school administrators. Some states offer alternative pathways to licensure. Contact your state for more information.