New Leaders

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Requirements by Location

The table below shows the basic requirements for entry into New Leaders in each of our program sites. After completing the New Leaders Eligibility Form all candidates will be notified of their eligibility status, and eligible candidates will be recommended for either the Emerging Leaders Program or the Aspiring Principals Program. Recommendations to either the Emerging Leaders Program or the Aspiring Principals Program are based on a number of factors including experiences, current geographic location, and current professional position. It is possible for candidates to be classified as eligible and recommended to the Emerging Leaders Program if the year-long Emerging Leaders Program will serve as the final required year of full-time K-12 teaching experience (for example a Baltimore teacher with two years full-time K-12 teaching experience may be eligible for and recommended to the Emerging Leaders Program because the Emerging Leaders Program will count as his/her third year of full-time K-12 teaching).

City/Site Requirements for admission into the Aspiring Principal Programs Unless otherwise stated, requirements must be obtained by June 2014. Please note that charter school leaders have fewer requirements. Contact our local program sites with city-specific questions. Requirements to become a certified principal (many of which Residents will complete during their Residency year)Please note that administrative credentials are not usually required to lead charter schools. For more information, please click here to contact the local program sites.

Arlington, TX

Application Deadline: June 6

- Two years of teaching experience is required
- Have or be in process to receive Master’s Degree AND state administrator certification by August 2015
Please note, we currently are only offering the Emerging Leaders Program in Arlington.

Baltimore

Early Deadline: May 1
Final Deadline: May 30

- A minimum of 3 years of full-time experience teaching in a K-12 classroom – A bachelor’s degree – A master’s degree – A valid teaching certificate - Evidence of a qualifying score on the ISLLIC exam (offered multiple times during the Residency) – Verified offer of employment in administrative position in a school

Bay Area

First Deadline: May 1
Second Deadline
: June 6
Final Extended Deadline: June 26
South Bay Deadline: July 10

- A minimum of 5 years of full-time experience teaching in a K-12 classroom – A bachelor’s degree – A Cleared California Teaching Credential or an out of state teaching credential Out-of-state credentials must be in the process of being transferred to California before submitting an application. Consult the CTC for more information by clicking here. - California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) – Completion of an administration program or administrator’s exam – Verified offer of employment in administrative position in a school

Charlotte

Early Deadline: April 30
Final Deadline: July 25

- A minimum of 2 years of full-time experience teaching in a K-12 classroom – A bachelor’s degree - Successful completion of the Residency – A passing score on the Praxis Beginning Administrator’s Exam for the state of North Carolina (taken during the Residency)

Chicago

Early Deadline: March 24
Second Deadline: April 28
Final Deadline: June 13

- A minimum of 4 years of full-time experience teaching in a K-12 classroom at an accredited school, obtained by the deadline date to which candidate is applying; OR, a Type 75 certificate – A bachelor’s degree – A master’s degree – Valid teaching or school service personnel certification or Type 75 administrative license. - A minimum of 4 years of full-time experience teaching in a K-12 classroom at an accredited school, obtained by the programmatic deadline date; OR, a Type 75 certificate – A master’s degree – Successful completion of the Chicago Public Schools’ Principal Eligibility Process – Successful completion of the required certification examinations; the General Administrative endorsement (Type 75) test and the Illinois Basic Skills test. (Any accepted applicant who has not passed the IL Basic Skills test or the General Administrative test must do so upon acceptance to the program.) – Successful completion of IL-required teacher evaluation coursework.

Hawaii

Early Deadline: May 15
Final Deadline: June 2

- A minimum of 3 years of full-time experience teaching in a K-12 classroom
- The support of the candidate’s principal in applying for the program
Please note, we currently are only offering the Emerging Leaders Program in Hawai’i DOE and charter schools.

Memphis

Application Deadline: March 14

- A minimum of 3 years of full-time experience teaching in a K-12 classroom – A bachelor’s degree – A master’s degree in any academic subject completed by May 2013 – Current Tennessee teaching certificate, or be eligible to this certificate during the Residency - Successful completion of the New Leaders Residency which ensures certification from the State of Tennessee – A passing score on the Praxis Beginning Administrator’s Exam for the state of Tennessee (taken during the Residency) – A master’s degree in any academic subject

Greater New Orleans

Early Deadline: June 1
Final Deadline: June 30

Orleans Parish and Jefferson Parish (public and charter schools) both require: – A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university – A minimum of 3 years of full-time experience teaching in a K-12 classroom – A teaching certificate is preferred but not required Jefferson Parish and district operated public schools in Orleans Parish also require: – A teaching certificate (Hold or be eligible to hold a valid Louisiana Type B or Level 2 teaching certificate or have a comparable level out-of-state teaching certificate) NOTE: Potential candidates for the New Leaders program in New Orleans who do not hold or are not eligible to hold a valid teaching certificate may still apply as long as they meet other requirements, but will only be eligible to become principals in Orleans Parish public charter schools (where certification is not required). - Hold or be eligible to hold a valid Louisiana Type B or Level 2 teaching certificate or have a comparable level out-of-state teaching certificate – Successful completion of the Residency – A passing score on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment*For more information about the Louisiana Level 2 teaching certificate requirements, please see the Louisiana Department of Education by clicking here.

New York City

Application Deadline: May 12

- A minimum of 3 years of full-time experience teaching in a K-12 classroom – A bachelor’s degree – A master’s degree – A teaching certificate - Completion of a NYS registered School Building Leader program (earned through successful completion of the Residency) – Field work in administration (earned through successful completion of the Residency) – A passing score on the School Building Leader Exam

Newark

Priority Deadline: June 16
Final Deadline: June 27

- A minimum of 5 years of full-time experience teaching in a K-12 classroom – A bachelor’s degree – A teaching certificate - Hold or be eligible to hold a valid New Jersey State teaching certificate or have a comparable level out-of-state teaching certificate – Field work in administration (earned through successful completion of the Residency) – For individuals who have completed or are enrolled in a State-approved post-graduate program in educational leadership, and/or hold a Certificate of Eligibility for Principal or Standard Principal Certification – Field-based experiences including a 150-hour school administrator internship

Prince George’s County

Early Deadline: April 25
Final Deadline: May 15

- A minimum of 3 years of full-time experience teaching in a K-12 classroom – A bachelor’s degree – A master’s degree – A valid teaching certificate - Evidence of a qualifying score on the ISLLIC exam (offered multiple times during the Residency) – Verified offer of employment in administrative position in a school – A valid teaching certificate

Washington, D.C.

Application Deadline: April 22
Final Deadline: May 27

- A minimum of 3 years of full-time experience teaching in a K-12 classroom – A bachelor’s degree – A teaching certificate (preferred, but not required) - Completion of a state-approved program in K-12 School Leadership/Administration; (earned through successful completion of the Residency) – Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university – Successful completion of two (2) years of full-time PreK-12 school-based teaching or pupil services experience; OR two (2) years of other full-time PreK-12 school-based instructional leadership work experience – Official verification of a passing score for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) as required by the District of Columbia