24:53:08:01. Preschool through grade 12, preschool through grade eight, or grade 7 through grade 12 principal program. A preschool through grade 12, preschool through grade eight, or grade 7 through grade 12 principal program requires:
(1) A master's degree in education;
(2) Three years of verified experience on a valid certificate in an accredited K-12 school, one year of which includes classroom teaching experience or direct services to students. The three years of verified experience may be waived if the candidate receives a passing score on the Educational Leadership Praxis II test;
(3) Demonstrated competence related to the age/grade span for which authorization is sought; and
(4) Internship to include all job responsibilities of the principalship at the age/grade span for which authorization is sought. For a preschool through grade 12 principal program, the internship must include time spent in at least two of the levels of elementary school, junior high/middle school, or secondary school.
The required courses and experiences of a preschool through grade eight or 7-12 principal program must meet the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards, 2001 edition.
The program must require candidates to demonstrate the applicable content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge and skills identified in the ELCC standards and to demonstrate competency on the applicable multiple assessment measures of chapters 24:53:04, 24:53:05, and 24:53:06.
The principal programs may be developed with multiple options to earn eligibility for a preschool through grade 12 principal program within the same masters degree or as an additional certification-only principal program.
Source: 24 SDR 160, adopted May 28, 1998, effective September 1, 2000; 30 SDR 181, effective May 20, 2004; 30 SDR 211, effective July 5, 2004; 33 SDR 73, effective November 2, 2006; transferred from § 24:16:09:01, 33 SDR 73, adopted October 13, 2006, effective July 1, 2008; 35 SDR 165, effective December 23, 2008.
General Authority: SDCL 13-1-12.1, 13-42-3.
Law Implemented: SDCL 13-42-3, 13-42-4.
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