Job Opportunities and Career Trends
President Obama’s Blue Print for reform, U.S. Office of Education, March 15, 2010, states that: “the effort to improve schools will require the skills and talents of many but especially our nation’s principals, and other school leaders. Our goal must be to have a great teacher in every classroom and a great principal in every school.”
There are many job opportunities for assistant principals and principals in New York City. Since 2006, 500 new public schools have opened. There are public, portfolio, charter, parochial and independent schools that seek competent leaders in the New York area.
The Department of Education seeks qualified educators to become assistant principals and principals who are proficient in the Department of Education’s five school leadership competencies. Our successful graduates are prepared to complete state exams and to enter the NYC pool for assistant principals and principals.