QUALIFICATIONS OF PRINCIPAL
A principal in a Catholic school should be a knowledgeable and practicing Catholic. The principal should also have a thorough understanding of and commitment to the Catholic philosophy of education and the Witness Statement for Those Who Service in Catholic Education (3100).
Principals should have prior teaching experience. A number of these years should have been in Catholic education.
Principals are expected to hold a valid teaching certificate and have a minimum of a Master's Degree with at least twenty hours of graduate work in educational administration/leadership or state certification in administration. Applicants applying for elementary administration are expected to hold an elementary school religion teacher certification or religion coordinator certificate from the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. Consideration will be given to Religious Education certification from another diocese.
Requirements for Missouri Elementary, Middle School and High School Principal certification can be found at the Missouri DESE website: http://www.dese.mo.gov/divurbteached/teachcert/index.html
To complete an application please click on the following to download and complete the necessary documents.