School Principals

(NOC 313)

What do School Principals do?

School principals organize and direct the activities of teachers/other staff at elementary/high schools.

How to become: School Principals

You need a bachelor's degree in education and you may need a master's degree. You also need several years' experience as a senior teacher or department head as well as a teaching certificate from the province/territory where you'll work.

To be a school principal, you may need a principal's certificate.

To be a school administrator, you may need a supervisory officer certificate.

You'll find very little mobility between elementary and high schools.

Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 3 in 20 have a graduate degree.

Where to study for a career as: School Principals

Modified on January 26, 2022

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