View Certification and Licensure Requirements by State

Principals trained by New Leaders lead in schools and districts across the country. Each state has its own principal licensure and certification requirements. We recommend familiarizing yourself with your state’s process and requirements before committing to the Fellowship.
*Administrator licensing/certification requirements are at all times subject to the applicable requirements of the credentialing state. All licensing/certification determinations are made by the credentialing state; accordingly, New Leaders, Clark Atlanta University, or Morehouse College cannot guarantee any individual an administrator credential at any time.
Alabama
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The National Aspiring Principals Fellowship is not accepting applications from candidates in Alabama at this time. We encourage you to introduce yourself to be the first to receive news when a determination has been made for Alabama.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Alaska
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Alaska educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Initial Administrative (Type B) License in Alaska.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Alaska’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development website

Note: If not previously completed, candidates will need to complete additional coursework outside of the Fellowship, including:

  • Three (3) semester hours of approved Alaska studies; 
  • Three (3) semester hours of approved multicultural education/cross-cultural communications

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Alaska visit https://education.alaska.gov/TeacherCertification and/or contact tcwebmail@alaska.gov or (907) 465-2831.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Alaska’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development website

Note: If not previously completed, candidates will need to complete additional coursework outside of the Fellowship, including:

  • Three (3) semester hours of approved Alaska studies; 
  • Three (3) semester hours of approved multicultural education/cross-cultural communications

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Alaska visit https://education.alaska.gov/TeacherCertification and/or contact tcwebmail@alaska.gov or (907) 465-2831.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Arizona
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Arizona educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship’s Masters + Certification Track (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets the educational requirements for the Standard Professional Principal Certificate in Arizona.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Arizona’s licensure/certification requirements as described on Arizona’s Department of Education website.

Note: If not previously completed, Arizona requires candidates to take U.S. and Arizona State Constitution courses, which candidates must take outside of the program. A certificate may be issued without meeting these requirements, find more information here.

Additional requirements for certification/licensure may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license 
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Arizona contact certification@azed.gov or (602) 542-4367.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Arizona’s licensure/certification requirements as described on Arizona’s Department of Education website.

Note: If not previously completed, Arizona requires candidates to take U.S. and Arizona State Constitution courses, which candidates must take outside of the program. A certificate may be issued without meeting these requirements, find more information here.

Additional requirements for certification/licensure may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license 
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Arizona contact certification@azed.gov or (602) 542-4367.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Arkansas
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Arkansas educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Building Level Administrator license in Arkansas.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. 

Requirements for licensure in Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for Arkansas License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in Arkansas by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education website

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license 
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Arkansas contact ade.educatorlicensure@ade.arkansas.gov or (501)682-4342.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

The Fellowship is currently pending approval with the State of New York. Pending final approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader. 

Requirements for licensure in New York can be found on the New York State Department of Education website (Use the following dropdown selections: Administration and Personnel Services; School Administration and Supervision; Pre K-12 - All Grades; School Building Leader; Initial Certificate) and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Eligible pupil service roles include: School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, School Attendance Teacher, School Nurse Teacher, and School Dental Hygienist.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing parts 1 & 2 of the School Building Leader exam with a 520 or higher
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit https://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Step Two: Use New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader to Apply for Arkansas License

Once a candidate has a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader, they will need to apply for licensure in Arkansas by presenting the New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education website

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license 
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Arkansas contact ade.educatorlicensure@ade.arkansas.gov or (501)682-4342.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

California
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California educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets the educational requirements  for a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential in California.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. 

Requirements for licensure in Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution  (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for California License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in California by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the California Commision on Teacher Credentialing website

Note: California requires five (5) years of experience as an educator.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in California visit www.ctc.ca.gov and/or contact credentials@ctc.ca.gov or (916) 319-0800

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

The Fellowship is currently pending approval with the State of New York. Pending final approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader. 

Requirements for licensure in New York can be found on the New York State Department of Education website (Use the following dropdown selections: Administration and Personnel Services; School Administration and Supervision; Pre K-12 - All Grades; School Building Leader; Initial Certificate) and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Eligible pupil service roles include: School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, School Attendance Teacher, School Nurse Teacher, and School Dental Hygienist.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing Parts 1 & 2 of the School Building Leader exam with a 520 or higher
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit https://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Step Two: Use New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader to Apply for California License

Once a candidate has an New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader, they will need to apply for licensure in California by presenting the New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the California Commision on Teacher Credentialing website

Note: California requires five (5) years of experience as an educator.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in California visit http://www.ctc.ca.gov and/or contact credentials@ctc.ca.gov or (916) 319-0800

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Colorado
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Colorado educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for an Initial Principal License in Colorado.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Colorado’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Colorado Department of Education website.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Colorado visit www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof/contactus and/or contact CDELicensing@cde.state.co.us or (303) 866-6628.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Colorado’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Colorado Department of Education website.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Colorado visit www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof/contactus and/or contact CDELicensing@cde.state.co.us or (303) 866-6628.

Last Reviewed 3/2023

Connecticut
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The National Aspiring Principals Fellowship is not accepting applications from candidates in Connecticut at this time. We encourage you to introduce yourself to be the first to receive news when the Fellowship is available in Connecticut.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Delaware
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Delaware educators are eligible to enroll in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University for the Master's + Certification Track.

The Fellowship’s Masters + Certification Track at Clark Atlanta University (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Continuing License as a School Principal in Delaware.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Delaware’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Delaware Department of Education website

Note: Delaware requires verification five (5) years of licensed teaching experience. If a candidate has five (5) years of experience, two (2) of which were in a charter setting where they were not required to be licensed and three (3) in a setting where they were required to hold a license, only the three (3) years where they held a license counts towards the five (5) year requirement.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a Background Check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing Additional Training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Delaware visit www.doe.k12.de.us and/or contact a licensure or certification official via this Contact Form or (302) 857-3388. 

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

District of Columbia
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District of Columbia educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Initial Administrative Services Credential in Washington D.C.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Washington D.C.’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Office of the State Superintendent website

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in the District of Columbia visit osse.dc.gov/ed-credentials and/or contact OSSE.Asklicensure@dc.gov or (202) 727-6436.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Washington D.C.’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Office of the State Superintendent website

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in the District of Columbia visit osse.dc.gov/ed-credentials and/or contact OSSE.Asklicensure@dc.gov or (202) 727-6436.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Florida
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Florida educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship’s Masters + Certification Track (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets the educational requirements for the Professional Certificate - School Principal in Florida.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. 

Requirements for licensure in Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution  (Transcript)
  • Passing background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for Florida License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in Florida by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Florida Department of Education website.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Florida submit a contact form or call (800) 445-6739.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

The Fellowship is currently pending approval with the State of New York. Pending final approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader. 

Requirements for licensure in New York can be found on the New York State Department of Education website (Use the following dropdown selections: Administration and Personnel Services; School Administration and Supervision; Pre K-12 - All Grades; School Building Leader; Initial Certificate) and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Eligible pupil service roles include: School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, School Attendance Teacher, School Nurse Teacher, and School Dental Hygienist.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing Parts 1 & 2 of the School Building Leader exam with a 520 or higher
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit https://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Step Two: Use New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader to Apply for Florida License

Once a candidate has a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader, they will need to apply for licensure in Florida by presenting the New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Florida Department of Education website.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Florida submit a contact form or call (800) 445-6739. 

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Georgia
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Georgia educators are eligible to enroll in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University for the Principal Certification Track or the Master's + Certification Track.

The National Aspiring Principals Fellowship is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (Ga-PSC) as a program leading to a Standard Professional Educational Leadership - Tier I credential. 

From Fellowship to Principalship

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Georgia’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Georgia Professional Standards Commission website.

Note: Candidates for the Principal Certification Track must possess a T5 or S5 professional teaching certificate and have been employed as a certified teacher for a minimum of 2 years.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator 
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Georgia visit www.gapsc.com/Certification and/or contact (404) 656-2800.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Hawaii
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Clark Atlanta University: Masters + Certification Pathway and Certification-Only Pathway

The National Aspiring Principals Fellowship does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Hawaii.

Bank Street College: Masters + Certification Pathway and Certification-Only Pathway 

The National Aspiring Principals Fellowship does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Hawaii.

The National Aspiring Principals Fellowship is not accepting applications from candidates in Hawaii at this time. We encourage you to introduce yourself to be the first to receive news when the Fellowship is available in Hawaii.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Idaho
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Idaho educators are eligible to enroll in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University for the Principal Certification Track or the Master's + Certification Track.

The Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets the educational requirements for a Standard Administrator Certificate - School Principal (Pre-K-12) Endorsement in Idaho.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. 

Requirements for licensure in Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for Idaho License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in Idaho by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Idaho State Department of Education website.

Note: Idaho requires four (4) years of experience as an educator.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Idaho visit https://www.sde.idaho.gov/cert-psc/cert/ and/or contact certification@sde.idaho.gov or (208) 332-6882.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Illinois
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Illinois educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets the educational requirements for the Professional Educator License (PEL) Administrator Endorsement - Principal (PK-Age 22) in Illinois.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. 

Requirements for licensure in Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for Illinois License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in Illinois by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Illinois State Board of Education website.

Note: Illinois requires four (4) years of experience as an educator.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Illinois visit www.isbe.net/Pages/Educator-Licensure.aspx and/or contact a licensure/certification official via this Contact Form or (217) 782-4321.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

The Fellowship is currently pending approval with the State of New York. Pending final approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader. 

Requirements for licensure in New York can be found on the New York State Department of Education website (Use the following dropdown selections: Administration and Personnel Services; School Administration and Supervision; Pre K-12 - All Grades; School Building Leader; Initial Certificate) and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Eligible pupil service roles include: School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, School Attendance Teacher, School Nurse Teacher, and School Dental Hygienist.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing Parts 1 & 2 of the School Building Leader exam with a 520 or higher
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit https://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Step Two: Use New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader to Apply for Illinois License

Once a candidate has an New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader, they will need to apply for licensure in Illinois by presenting the New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Illinois State Board of Education website.

Note: Illinois requires four (4) years of experience as an educator.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Illinois visit www.isbe.net/Pages/Educator-Licensure.aspx and/or contact a licensure/certification official via this Contact Form or (217) 782-4321.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Indiana
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Indiana educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The National Aspiring Principals Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University is approved by the Indiana State Board of Education as a program leading to a Building Level Administrator License. The Fellowship at Bank Street College (a New York-approved principal preparation program) meets the educational requirements for a Building Level Administrator License in Indiana.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Indiana’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Indiana Department of Education website

Besides completing a state-approved program, candidates will need to meet additional requirements including, but not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

The Fellowship is currently pending approval with the State of New York. Pending final approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader. 

Requirements for licensure in New York can be found on the New York State Department of Education website (Use the following dropdown selections: Administration and Personnel Services; School Administration and Supervision; Pre K-12 - All Grades; School Building Leader; Initial Certificate) and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Eligible pupil service roles include: School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, School Attendance Teacher, School Nurse Teacher, and School Dental Hygienist.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing Parts 1 & 2 of the School Building Leader exam with a 520 or higher
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit https://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Step Two: Use New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader to Apply for Indiana License

Once a candidate has a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader, they will need to apply for licensure in Indiana by presenting the New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Indiana Department of Education website.

Besides completing a state-approved program, candidates will need to meet additional requirements including, but not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing Background Check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing Additional Training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Iowa
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Iowa educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for an Initial Administrator - PK-12 Principal / PK-12 Special Education Supervisor in Iowa.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. 

Requirements for licensure in Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for Iowa License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in Iowa by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners website.

Note: If not already completed, candidates for licensure will need to take Iowa’s I-evaluate course.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Iowa contact (515)281-3587.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

The Fellowship is currently pending approval with the State of New York. Pending final approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader. 

Requirements for licensure in New York can be found on the New York State Department of Education website (Use the following dropdown selections: Administration and Personnel Services; School Administration and Supervision; Pre K-12 - All Grades; School Building Leader; Initial Certificate) and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Eligible pupil service roles include: School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, School Attendance Teacher, School Nurse Teacher, and School Dental Hygienist.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing Parts 1 & 2 of the School Building Leader exam with a 520 or higher
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit https://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Step Two: Use New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader to Apply for Iowa License

Once a candidate has a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader, they will need to apply for licensure in Iowa by presenting the New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Iowa Department of Education website.

Note: If not already completed, candidates for licensure will need to take Iowa’s I-evaluate course.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Iowa contact (515)281-3587.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Kansas
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Kansas educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for an Initial School Leadership License - Building Level (Principal) in Kansas.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. 

Requirements for licensure in Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for Kansas License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in Kansas by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Kansas State Department of Education website.

Note: Candidates must have 3.25 GPA, and must meet recency requirements (“recency”—completion of either (8) semester credit hours or a year of accredited experience completed in the six years preceding application).

Kansas requires five (5) years of educator experience. Experience must be accrued in a school/district that has been accredited by the KSDE - public schools or approved private schools.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Kansas contact TLALicense@ksde.org or (785) 296-2288.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

The Fellowship is currently pending approval with the State of New York. Pending final approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader. 

Requirements for licensure in New York can be found on the New York State Department of Education website (Use the following dropdown selections: Administration and Personnel Services; School Administration and Supervision; Pre K-12 - All Grades; School Building Leader; Initial Certificate) and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Eligible pupil service roles include: School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, School Attendance Teacher, School Nurse Teacher, and School Dental Hygienist.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing Parts 1 & 2 of the School Building Leader exam with a 520 or higher
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit https://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Step Two: Use New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader to Apply for Kansas License

Once a candidate has a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader, they will need to apply for licensure in Kansas by presenting the New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Kansas Department of Education website.

Note: Candidates must have 3.25 GPA, and must meet recency requirements (“recency”—completion of either (8) semester credit hours or a year of accredited experience completed in the six years preceding application).

Kansas requires five (5) years of educator experience. Experience must be accrued in a school/district that has been accredited by the KSDE - public schools or approved private schools.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Kansas contact TLALicense@ksde.org or (785) 296-2288.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Kentucky
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The National Aspiring Principals Fellowship is not accepting applications from candidates in Kentucky at this time. We encourage you to introduce yourself to be the first to receive news when a determination has been made for Kentucky.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Louisiana
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Louisiana educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship’s Master’s + Certification Track (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets the educational requirements for the Educational Leader Level 1 (EDL 1) certificate in Louisiana.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Louisiana’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Louisiana Department of Education website

Note: Candidates must hold a Level 2 or Level B License to utilize the master’s degree path to certification.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Louisiana visit www.louisianabelieves.com/teaching/Career-Advancement-Opportunities and/or contact Certification@la.gov or (225) 342-4253.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Louisiana’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Louisiana Department of Education website

Note: Candidates must hold a Level 2 or Level B License to utilize the master’s degree path to certification.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Louisiana visit www.louisianabelieves.com/teaching/Career-Advancement-Opportunities and/or contact Certification@la.gov or (225) 342-4253.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Maine
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Maine educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship’s Master’s + Certification Track (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets the educational requirements for the Professional Certificate - Building Administrator in Maine.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Maine’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Maine Department of Education website.

Note: If not previously completed, candidates will need to complete additional coursework outside of the Fellowship, including:

  • Three (3) semester hours of federal and Maine civil rights education law; 
  • Three (3) semester hours of special education law

Additional requirements for certification/licensure may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Maine visit www.maine.gov/doe/cert and/or contact cert.doe@maine.gov or (207) 624-6603.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Maine’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Maine Department of Education website.

Note: If not previously completed, candidates will need to complete additional coursework outside of the Fellowship, including:

  • Three (3) semester hours of federal and Maine civil rights education law; 
  • Three (3) semester hours of special education law

Additional requirements for certification/licensure may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Maine visit www.maine.gov/doe/cert and/or contact cert.doe@maine.gov or (207) 624-6603.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Maryland
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Maryland educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Administrator I or Administrator II certificates in Maryland.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Maryland’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Maryland State Department of Education website.

Note: If not previously completed, candidates in the certificate-only track will need to complete additional coursework outside of the Fellowship, including three (3) semester hours of training in special education. This can be at the graduate or undergraduate level.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam (Required to advance from the Administrator I to the Administrator II credential)
  • Completing additional training

Candidates who wish to seek the Administrator II (Principal) credential will need to meet additional requirements. Those requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Possessing the Administrator I credential
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Maryland visit marylandpublicschools.org and/or contact (410) 767-0385.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Maryland’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Maryland State Department of Education website.

Note: If not previously completed, candidates in the certificate-only track will need to complete additional coursework outside of the Fellowship, including three (3) semester hours of training in special education. This can be at the graduate or undergraduate level.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam (Required to advance from the Administrator I to the Administrator II credential)
  • Completing additional training

Candidates who wish to seek the Administrator II (Principal) credential will need to meet additional requirements. Those requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Possessing the Administrator I credential
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Maryland visit marylandpublicschools.org and/or contact (410) 767-0385.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Massachusetts
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Massachusetts educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Initial Principal/Assistant Principal License in Massachusetts.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Massachusetts’ licensure/certification requirements as described on the Massachusetts’ Department of Secondary and Elementary Education website.

Note: Applicants for an administrative license must obtain the Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement (SEI) if not already acquired under a teaching license and pass all required MTEL tests, if they have not done so already.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license 
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Massachusetts visit www.doe.mass.edu/licensure and/or contact (781) 338-6600.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Massachusetts’ licensure/certification requirements as described on the Massachusetts’ Department of Secondary and Elementary Education website.

Note: Applicants for an administrative license must obtain the Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement (SEI) if not already acquired under a teaching license and pass all required MTEL tests, if they have not done so already.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license 
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Massachusetts visit www.doe.mass.edu/licensure and/or contact (781) 338-6600.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Michigan
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Michigan educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for a Standard Professional Principal Certificate in Michigan.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. 

Requirements for licensure in Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution  (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for Michigan License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in Michigan by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and potentially completing additional requirements. Additional requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license 
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Michigan visit https://www.michigan.gov/mde/services/ed-serv/ed-cert and/or contact (833) 633-5788.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

The Fellowship is currently pending approval with the State of New York. Pending final approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader. 

Requirements for licensure in New York can be found on the New York State Department of Education website (Use the following dropdown selections: Administration and Personnel Services; School Administration and Supervision; Pre K-12 - All Grades; School Building Leader; Initial Certificate) and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Eligible pupil service roles include: School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, School Attendance Teacher, School Nurse Teacher, and School Dental Hygienist.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing Parts 1 & 2 of the School Building Leader exam with a 520 or higher
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit https://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for Michigan License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in Michigan by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and potentially completing additional requirements. Additional requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license 
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree (Transcript)
  • Passing background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Michigan visit https://www.michigan.gov/mde/services/ed-serv/ed-cert and/or contact (833) 633-5788.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Minnesota
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The National Aspiring Principals Fellowship is not accepting applications from Minnesota-based at this time.  We encourage you to introduce yourself to be the first to receive news when the Fellowship is available in Minnesota.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Mississippi
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Mississippi educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship’s Master’s + Certification Track (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Five-Year Entry Level Administrator License in Mississippi.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. Additional requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for Mississippi License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in Mississippi by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and potentially completing additional requirements. Additional requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Mississippi contact teachersupport@mdek12.org  or (601) 359-3483.

Note: Candidates must hold the five year education license.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

The Fellowship is currently pending approval with the State of New York. Pending final approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader. 

Requirements for licensure in New York can be found on the New York State Department of Education website (Use the following dropdown selections: Administration and Personnel Services; School Administration and Supervision; Pre K-12 - All Grades; School Building Leader; Initial Certificate) and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Eligible pupil service roles include: School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, School Attendance Teacher, School Nurse Teacher, and School Dental Hygienist.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing Parts 1 & 2 of the School Building Leader exam with a 520 or higher
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit https://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for Mississippi License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in Mississippi by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and potentially completing additional requirements. Additional requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

Note: Candidates must hold the five year educator license.

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Mississippi contact teachersupport@mdek12.org  or (601) 359-3483.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Missouri
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Missouri educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Initial Administrator Certificate in Missouri.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. 

Requirements for licensure in Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution  (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for Missouri License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in Missouri by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and potentially completing additional requirements. Additional requirements include, but are not limited to:

Note: All applicants for administrative areas of certification are required to hold a professional Missouri teaching certificate.

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Missouri contact certification@dese.mo.gov  or (573) 751-0051.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

The Fellowship is currently pending approval with the State of New York. Pending final approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader. 

Requirements for licensure in New York can be found on the New York State Department of Education website (Use the following dropdown selections: Administration and Personnel Services; School Administration and Supervision; Pre K-12 - All Grades; School Building Leader; Initial Certificate) and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Eligible pupil service roles include: School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, School Attendance Teacher, School Nurse Teacher, and School Dental Hygienist.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing Parts 1 & 2 of the School Building Leader exam with a 520 or higher
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit https://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for Missouri License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in Missouri by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and potentially completing additional requirements. Additional requirements include, but are not limited to:

Note: All applicants for administrative areas of certification are required to hold a professional Missouri teaching certificate.

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Missouri contact certification@dese.mo.gov  or (573) 751-0051.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Montana
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Montana educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Class 3 Administrative Principal License in Montana.

From Fellowship to Principalship 

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Montana’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website.

Note: If not already completed, candidates for licensure must take three (3) semester credits of college courses in Montana school law, including special education law. This must be done outside of the Fellowship.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Montana visit opi.mt.gov/Educators/Licensure/Educator-Licensure and/or contactcert@mt.gov or  (406) 444-3150.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Montana’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website.

Note: If not already completed, candidates for licensure must take three (3) semester credits of college courses in Montana school law, including special education law. This must be done outside of the Fellowship.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Montana visit opi.mt.gov/Educators/Licensure/Educator-Licensure and/or contactcert@mt.gov or  (406) 444-3150.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Nebraska
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The National Aspiring Principals Fellowship is not accepting applications from candidates in Nebraska at this time. We encourage you to introduce yourself to be the first to receive news when the Fellowship is available in Nebraska.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Nevada
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The National Aspiring Principals Fellowship is not accepting applications from candidates in Nevada at this time.  We encourage you to introduce yourself to be the first to receive news when the Fellowship is available in Nevada.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

New Hampshire
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New Hampshire educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Beginning Educator License (BEL) with a Principal Administrative Endorsement in New Hampshire.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet New Hampshire’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the New Hampshire Department of Education website.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in New Hampshire visit www.education.nh.gov and/or contact (603) 271-2409.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet New Hampshire’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the New Hampshire Department of Education website.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in New Hampshire visit www.education.nh.gov and/or contact (603) 271-2409.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

New Jersey
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New Jersey educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship’s Master’s + Certification Track (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets the educational requirements for the Certificate of Eligibility (CE)/Provisional Principal Certificate in New Jersey. 

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. 

Requirements for licensure in Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for New Jersey License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in New Jersey by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the New Jersey Department of Education website.

Note: New Jersey requires candidates to have 5 years of teaching experience. 

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in New Jersey contact Licensing.Requests@doe.nj.gov  or (609) 292-2070.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

The Fellowship is currently pending approval with the State of New York. Pending final approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader. 

Requirements for licensure in New York can be found on the New York State Department of Education website (Use the following dropdown selections: Administration and Personnel Services; School Administration and Supervision; Pre K-12 - All Grades; School Building Leader; Initial Certificate) and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Eligible pupil service roles include: School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, School Attendance Teacher, School Nurse Teacher, and School Dental Hygienist.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing Parts 1 & 2 of the School Building Leader exam with a 520 or higher
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit https://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Step Two: Use New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader to Apply for New Jersey License

Once a candidate has an New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader, they will need to apply for licensure in New Jersey by presenting the New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the New Jersey Department of Education website.

Note: New Jersey requires candidates to have 5 years of teaching experience. 

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in New Jersey contact Licensing.Requests@doe.nj.gov  or (609) 292-2070.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

New Mexico
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New Mexico educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship’s Master’s + Certification Track (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets the educational requirements for the Initial Educational Administration (Pre K-12) in New Mexico.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. 

Requirements for licensure in Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for New Mexico License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in New Mexico by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the New Mexico Public Education Department website.

Note: Candidates are required to demonstrate six (6) full school years of experience as a teacher or administrator with at least three (3) of the six (6) full school years of experience as a teacher.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in New Mexico contact LicensureUnit@state.nm.us  or (505) 827-5800.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

The Fellowship is currently pending approval with the State of New York. Pending final approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader. 

Requirements for licensure in New York can be found on the New York State Department of Education website (Use the following dropdown selections: Administration and Personnel Services; School Administration and Supervision; Pre K-12 - All Grades; School Building Leader; Initial Certificate) and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Eligible pupil service roles include: School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, School Attendance Teacher, School Nurse Teacher, and School Dental Hygienist.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing Parts 1 & 2 of the School Building Leader exam with a 520 or higher
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit https://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Step Two: Use New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader to Apply for New Mexico License

Once a candidate has a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader, they will need to apply for licensure in New Mexico by presenting the New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the New Mexico Public Education Department website.

Note: Candidates are required to demonstrate six (6) full school years of experience as a teacher or administrator with at least three (3) of the six (6) full school years of experience as a teacher.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in New Mexico contact LicensureUnit@state.nm.us  or (505) 827-5800.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

New York
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New York educators are eligible to enroll in the Fellowship at Bank Street College for the Principal Certification Track or Master's + Certification Track.

The National Aspiring Principals Fellowship is approved in the State of New York as a program leading to New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

Besides completing a state-approved program, candidates will need to meet additional requirements including, but not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background Check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Last Reviewed 5/2023.

North Carolina
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North Carolina educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Professional Educator License as a School Administrator in North Carolina.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet North Carolina’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction website.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in North Carolina visit www.dpi.nc.gov/educators/educators-licensure and/or contact (919) 716-1800.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet North Carolina’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction website.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in North Carolina visit www.dpi.nc.gov/educators/educators-licensure and/or contact (919) 716-1800.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

North Dakota
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North Dakota educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship’s Master’s + Certification Track (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets the educational requirements for the Out of State Educator License (OSEL) with Elementary or Secondary Principal Credential in North Dakota.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. 

Requirements for licensure in Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution  (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for North Dakota License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in North Dakota by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board website.

Note: Applicants' experience at the elementary, secondary, or K-12 (including both elementary and secondary) level will determine the comparable license for which they are eligible.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in North Dakota contact espbinfo@nd.gov or (701) 328-9641.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

The Fellowship is currently pending approval with the State of New York. Pending final approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader. 

Requirements for licensure in New York can be found on the New York State Department of Education website (Use the following dropdown selections: Administration and Personnel Services; School Administration and Supervision; Pre K-12 - All Grades; School Building Leader; Initial Certificate) and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Eligible pupil service roles include: School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, School Attendance Teacher, School Nurse Teacher, and School Dental Hygienist.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing Parts 1 & 2 of the School Building Leader exam with a 520 or higher
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit https://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Step Two: Use New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader to Apply for North Dakota License

Once a candidate has a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader, they will need to apply for licensure in North Dakota by presenting the New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board website

Note: Applicants' experience at the elementary, secondary, or K-12 (including both elementary and secondary) level will determine the comparable license for which they are eligible.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in North Dakota contact espbinfo@nd.gov or (701) 328-9641.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Ohio
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Ohio educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Professional Principal License in Ohio.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. 

Requirements for licensure in Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution  (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for Ohio License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in Ohio by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Ohio Department of Education website.

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Ohio visit education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Licensure and/or contact contact.center@education.ohio.gov or (877) 644-6338.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

The Fellowship is currently pending approval with the State of New York. Pending final approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader. 

Requirements for licensure in New York can be found on the New York State Department of Education website (Use the following dropdown selections: Administration and Personnel Services; School Administration and Supervision; Pre K-12 - All Grades; School Building Leader; Initial Certificate) and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Eligible pupil service roles include: School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, School Attendance Teacher, School Nurse Teacher, and School Dental Hygienist.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing Parts 1 & 2 of the School Building Leader exam with a 520 or higher
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit https://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Step Two: Use New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader to Apply for Ohio License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in Ohio by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Ohio Department of Education website.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Ohio visit education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Licensure and/or contact contact.center@education.ohio.gov or (877) 644-6338.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Oklahoma
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Oklahoma educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Principal Certificate (Traditional Route) in Oklahoma.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Oklahoma’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Oklahoma State Department of Education website.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Oklahoma contact (405) 521-3337 or (405) 521-3301.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Oklahoma’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Oklahoma State Department of Education website.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Oklahoma contact (405) 521-3337 or (405) 521-3301.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Oregon
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Oregon educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Reciprocal Administrator License in Oregon.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. 

Requirements for licensure in Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for Oregon License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in Oregon by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Oregon Department of Education website.

Note: Note candidates become eligible for an 18-month reciprocal license. During that time, they must complete Oregon school law and finance courses to progress to a full license. The reciprocal license is NOT renewable.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the fellowship will meet requirements in Oregon visit www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/pages/teacher-licensure and/or contact 503-947-5600. 

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in Oregon by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Oregon Department of Education website.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the fellowship will meet requirements in Oregon visit www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/pages/teacher-licensure and/or contact 503-947-5600. 

Step Two: Use New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader to Apply for Oregon License

Once a candidate has a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader, they will need to apply for licensure in Oregon by presenting the New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Oregon Department of Education website.

Note: Note candidates become eligible for an 18-month reciprocal license. During that time, they must complete Oregan school law and finance courses to progress to a full license. The reciprocal license is NOT renewable.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the fellowship will meet requirements in Oregon visit www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/pages/teacher-licensure and/or contact 503-947-5600. 

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Principal PK-12 Certificate in Pennsylvania.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Pennsylvania’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Pennsylvania State Department of Education website.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Pennsylvania visit www.education.pa.gov/Educators/Certification and/or contact (717) 783-6788.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Pennsylvania’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Pennsylvania State Department of Education website.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Pennsylvania visit www.education.pa.gov/Educators/Certification and/or contact (717) 783-6788.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Rhode Island
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Rhode Island educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Building Level Administrator (12001) Certificate in Rhode Island.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. 

Requirements for licensure in Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution  (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for Rhode Island License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in Rhode Island by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Rhode Island Department of Education website.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Rhode Island visit www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification and/or contact EQAC@ride.ri.gov or (401) 222-4600. 

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

The Fellowship is currently pending approval with the State of New York. Pending final approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader. 

Requirements for licensure in New York can be found on the New York State Department of Education website (Use the following dropdown selections: Administration and Personnel Services; School Administration and Supervision; Pre K-12 - All Grades; School Building Leader; Initial Certificate) and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Eligible pupil service roles include: School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, School Attendance Teacher, School Nurse Teacher, and School Dental Hygienist.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing Parts 1 & 2 of the School Building Leader exam with a 520 or higher
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit https://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Step Two: Use New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader to Apply for Rhode Island License

Once a candidate has a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader, they will need to apply for licensure in Rhode Island by presenting the New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Rhode Island Department of Education website.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

Note: Candidates who complete the Bank Street program may be exempt from taking the RI test due to a special arrangement between NY and RI.

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Rhode Island visit www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification and/or contact EQAC@ride.ri.gov or (401) 222-4600. 

Last Reviewed: 3/2023

South Carolina
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South Carolina educators are eligible to enroll in the:

Note: South Carolina educators must first seek pre-approval of the program (via the Request for Change/Action Form) from the South Carolina Department of Educator (SCDE) before enrolling in the Fellowship (any out-of-state educator preparation program). The SCDE will send each candidate a letter confirming whether the program is approved.

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Elementary or Secondary Principal (Tier I) in South Carolina, pending that the candidate has obtained program approval from the SCDE prior to enrollment.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet South Carolina’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the South Carolina Department of Education website.

Note: Practicum experience must match the appropriate certification field and grade span.  In South Carolina, the Elementary Principal certification field grade span is PK-8 and the Secondary Principal grade span is 6-12.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in South Carolina visit https://ed.sc.gov/educators/certification/ and/or contact info@ed.sc.gov or (803) 734-8500.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet South Carolina’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the South Carolina Department of Education website.

Note: Practicum experience must match the appropriate certification field and grade span.  In South Carolina, the Elementary Principal certification field grade span is PK-8 and the Secondary Principal grade span is 6-12.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in South Carolina visit https://ed.sc.gov/educators/certification/ and/or contact info@ed.sc.gov or (803) 734-8500.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

South Dakota
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South Dakota educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship’s Master’s + Certification Track (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets the educational requirements for the K-12 Principal (Professional or Out-of-State Provisional) in South Dakota.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. 

Requirements for licensure in Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for South Dakota License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in South Dakota by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the South Dakota Department of Education website.

Note: If not already completed, candidates for licensure will need to take a South Dakota Indian studies course approved by the department outside of the Fellowship.

Note: Candidates who possess a valid out-of-state license can secure a provisional 1-year license if they have not completed the SD Indian Studies Course. Candidates applying using program verification will need to complete the SD Indian Studies Course as part of the application process.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in South Dakota contact certification@state.sd.us or call (605) 773-3134.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

The Fellowship is currently pending approval with the State of New York. Pending final approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader. 

Requirements for licensure in New York can be found on the New York State Department of Education website (Use the following dropdown selections: Administration and Personnel Services; School Administration and Supervision; Pre K-12 - All Grades; School Building Leader; Initial Certificate) and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Eligible pupil service roles include: School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, School Attendance Teacher, School Nurse Teacher, and School Dental Hygienist.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing Parts 1 & 2 of the School Building Leader exam with a 520 or higher
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit https://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for South Dakota License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in South Dakota by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the South Dakota Department of Education website.

Note: If not already completed, candidates for licensure will need to take a South Dakota Indian studies course approved by the department outside of the Fellowship.

Note: Candidates who possess a valid out-of-state license can secure a provisional 1-year license if they have not completed the SD Indian Studies Course. Candidates applying using program verification will need to complete the SD Indian Studies Course as part of the application process.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in South Dakota contact certification@state.sd.us or call (605) 773-3134.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Tennessee
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Tennessee educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Instructional Leader License in Tennessee.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Tennessee’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Tennessee Department of Education website.

Note: candidates who have not taken and passed the SLLA can apply for the ILL-A (AP Level) license with successful completion of an out-of-state approved program and meeting any ancillary requirements.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Tennessee visit www.tn.gov/education/licensing and/or contact Educator.Licensure@tn.gov or (615) 741-5158.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Tennessee’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Tennessee Department of Education website.

Note: candidates who have not taken and passed the SLLA can apply for the ILL-A (AP Level) license with successful completion of an out-of-state approved program and meeting any ancillary requirements.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Tennessee visit www.tn.gov/education/licensing and/or contact Educator.Licensure@tn.gov or (615) 741-5158.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Texas
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Texas educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Standard Principal Certificate in Texas.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. 

Requirements for licensure in Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for Texas License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in Texas by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Texas Education Agency website.

Note: Note candidates who have not taken the Texas exam may be eligible for a one-year license. They must complete the exam during the license period. Additionally, candidates who have taken an exam in another state and hold a standard license may apply for exemption from some or all Texas tests.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Texas contact (512) 463-9734 or (512) 936-8400. 

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

The Fellowship is currently pending approval with the State of New York. Pending final approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader. 

Requirements for licensure in New York can be found on the New York State Department of Education website (Use the following dropdown selections: Administration and Personnel Services; School Administration and Supervision; Pre K-12 - All Grades; School Building Leader; Initial Certificate) and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Eligible pupil service roles include: School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, School Attendance Teacher, School Nurse Teacher, and School Dental Hygienist.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing Parts 1 & 2 of the School Building Leader exam with a 520 or higher
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit https://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Step Two: Use New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader to Apply for Texas License

Once a candidate has a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader, they will need to apply for licensure in Texas by presenting the New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Texas Education Agency website.

Note: Note candidates who have not taken the Texas exam may be eligible for a one-year license. They must complete the exam during the license period. Additionally, candidates who have taken an exam in another state and hold a standard license may apply for exemption from some or all Texas tests.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Texas contact (512) 463-9734 or (512) 936-8400. 

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Utah
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The National Aspiring Principals Fellowship is not accepting applications from candidates in Utah at this time. We encourage you to introduce yourself to be the first to receive news when the Fellowship is available in Utah.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Vermont
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Vermont educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Principal Endorsement (code 91) in Vermont.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. 

Requirements for licensure in Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution  (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for Vermont License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in Vermont by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Vermont Agency of Education website.

Note: If a candidate possesses a master’s in educational leadership, the state’s testing requirement can be waived.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Vermont contact aoe.licensinginfo@vermont.gov  or (802) 828-3440.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

The Fellowship is currently pending approval with the State of New York. Pending final approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader. 

Requirements for licensure in New York can be found on the New York State Department of Education website (Use the following dropdown selections: Administration and Personnel Services; School Administration and Supervision; Pre K-12 - All Grades; School Building Leader; Initial Certificate) and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Eligible pupil service roles include: School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, School Attendance Teacher, School Nurse Teacher, and School Dental Hygienist.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing Parts 1 & 2 of the School Building Leader exam with a 520 or higher
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit https://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Step Two: Use New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader to Apply for Vermont License

Once a candidate has a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader, they will need to apply for licensure in Vermont by presenting the New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Vermont Agency of Education website.

Note: If a candidate possesses a master’s in educational leadership, the state’s testing requirement can be waived.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Vermont contact aoe.licensinginfo@vermont.gov  or (802) 828-3440.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Virginia
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Virginia educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Administration and Supervision Endorsement in Virginia.

From Fellowship to Principalship

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Virginia’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Virginia Department of Education website.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Virginia visit www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching-learning-assessment/teaching-in-virginia/licensure  and/or contactlicensure@doe.virginia.gov or (800) 292-3820.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Virginia’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Virginia Department of Education website.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Virginia visit www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching-learning-assessment/teaching-in-virginia/licensure  and/or contactlicensure@doe.virginia.gov or (800) 292-3820.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Washington
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The National Aspiring Principals Fellowship is not accepting applications from candidates in Washington at this time. We encourage you to introduce yourself to be the first to receive news when the Fellowship is available in Washington.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

West Virginia
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West Virginia educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets educational requirements for the Initial Professional Administrative Certificate in West Virginia.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. 

Requirements for licensure in Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution  (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for West Virginia License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in West Virginia by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the West Virginia Department of Education website.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in West Virginia contact (304) 558-7010 or (304) 558-2681.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

The Fellowship is currently pending approval with the State of New York. Pending final approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader. 

Requirements for licensure in New York can be found on the New York State Department of Education website (Use the following dropdown selections: Administration and Personnel Services; School Administration and Supervision; Pre K-12 - All Grades; School Building Leader; Initial Certificate) and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Eligible pupil service roles include: School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, School Attendance Teacher, School Nurse Teacher, and School Dental Hygienist.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing Parts 1 & 2 of the School Building Leader exam with a 520 or higher
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit https://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Step Two: Use New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader to Apply for West Virginia License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in West Virginia by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the West Virginia Department of Education website.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in West Virginia contact (304) 558-7010 or (304) 558-2681.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Wisconsin
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Wisconsin educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets the educational requirements for the Administrator License - Principal in Wisconsin.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Wisconsin’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website.

Note: Applicants for an administrative license must hold or be eligible to hold the tier I, II, III, or IV teacher license. Candidates must have six (6) semesters of teaching experience in any grade, other requirements may apply if a candidate did not serve as a classroom teacher.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Wisconsin visit dpi.wi.gov/licensing/general and/or contact (608) 266-3390.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College 

In addition to completing a state-approved principal preparation program, candidates will need to meet Wisconsin’s licensure/certification requirements as described on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website.

Additional requirements for licensure/certification may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Verifying completion of a state-approved program (Institutional Recommendation)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Wisconsin visit dpi.wi.gov/licensing/general and/or contact (608) 266-3390.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

Wyoming
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Wyoming educators are eligible to enroll in the:

The Fellowship (a state-approved principal preparation program) meets the educational requirements for the Principal K-12 (or K-6, 6-12) in Wyoming.

From Fellowship to Principalship

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Clark Atlanta University 

Step One: Secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License

Because the Fellowship has an Indiana-based approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure an Indiana Building Level Administrator License. 

Requirements for licensure in Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution  (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in Indiana visit www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing and/or contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-9010.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for Wyoming License

Once a candidate has an Indiana Building Level Administrator License, they will need to apply for licensure in Wyoming by presenting the Indiana Building Level Administrator’s License and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board website.

Note: Wyoming requires applicants for licensure to demonstrate knowledge of the US and Wyoming constitutions through coursework or examination. If this requirement has not been met previously, a candidate will need to meet it to become certified.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing a background check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Wyoming visit wyomingptsb.com and/or contact wyoptsb@wyo.gov or (307) 777-7291.

Candidates enrolled in the Fellowship at Bank Street College

Step One: Secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader

The Fellowship is currently pending approval with the State of New York. Pending final approval, participants who complete the Fellowship will first need to meet additional requirements to secure a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader. 

Requirements for licensure in New York can be found on the New York State Department of Education website (Use the following dropdown selections: Administration and Personnel Services; School Administration and Supervision; Pre K-12 - All Grades; School Building Leader; Initial Certificate) and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Eligible pupil service roles include: School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, School Attendance Teacher, School Nurse Teacher, and School Dental Hygienist.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing Parts 1 & 2 of the School Building Leader exam with a 520 or higher
  • Completing additional training

For more information about licensure requirements in New York visit https://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ and/or contact tcert@nysed.gov or (518) 474-3901.

Step Two: Use Indiana Building Level Administrator License to Apply for Wyoming License

Once a candidate has a New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader, they will need to apply for licensure in Wyoming by presenting the New York Initial Certificate - School Building Leader and completing any additional requirements as indicated on the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board website.

Note: Wyoming requires applicants for licensure to demonstrate knowledge of the US and Wyoming constitutions through coursework or examination. If this requirement has not been met previously, a candidate will need to meet it to become certified.

Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying no. of years of previous experience as an educator and/or possession of an eligible educator license
  • Verifying possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (Transcript)
  • Passing Background Check
  • Meeting a minimum GPA
  • Achieving a passing score of the state’s licensure exam
  • Completing Additional Training

For more information about licensure requirements or to discuss whether participation in the Fellowship will meet requirements in Wyoming visit wyomingptsb.com and/or contact wyoptsb@wyo.gov or (307) 777-7291.

Last Reviewed 3/2023.

*Administrator licensing/certification requirements are at all times subject to the applicable requirements of the credentialing state. All licensing/certification determinations are made by the credentialing state; accordingly, New Leaders, Clark Atlanta University, or Morehouse College cannot guarantee any individual an administrator credential at any time.

Accreditation and Certification at Bank Street Graduate School of Education:  Graduates are eligible for New York State School Building Leader (SBL) certification. To be eligible for certification, candidates must have successfully completed three years of teaching or pupil personnel service work in PreK–12 settings. Candidates are also required to pass both the New York State School Building Leader Assessment and the Educating All Students exam. Completion or evidence of completion of the three New York State mandated workshops in Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Prevention, and Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination Prevention (Dignity for All Students) is a requirement of this program. Workshops can be completed online, and documentation shared with your SSA. Certification support for the New York State certification process and requirements is available to assist you at certification@bankstreet.edu.

Accreditation and Certification at Clark Atlanta University: Graduates of the program are eligible to pursue Tier I educational leadership certification in the state of Georgia and principal’s licensure in the state of Indiana. Program Advisors will meet with students each semester to review processes and options for earning professional licenses in the state in which they reside. Additionally, Clark Atlanta University's (CAU) SOE Certification Officer will conduct workshops each semester related to state certification/licensure procedures and protocols.  Program Advisors and the CAU SOE Certification Officer will meet with students each semester to review processes and options for earning professional licenses in the state in which they reside.