Last year, CPS announced new requirements for principal candidates, which include:
Compile a portfolio that describes leadership experiences, assesses strengths and weaknesses and demonstrates competence in a variety of school leadership skills.
Complete a program of study designed to address candidate’s areas of weakness as identified in the portfolio.
Pass a written exam on district policies and procedures.
Submit a writing sample that meets district standards.
Complete a general program of study that includes courses on literacy, technology and student assessment.