CCSA Answers: Principal Credentialing

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May 25, 2012

Question: Is a principal of a charter school in California required to hold either an administrative services credential or a California teaching credential?

Answer: No, the Education Code does not require charter school principals to hold either an administrative credential or a teaching credential. However, that does not preclude charter schools from requiring their principals to hold a credential. Employee qualifications for each charter school, including teachers and administrators, are addressed in the school's charter.

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