Become an Assistant Principal: Targeted Selection

  • Leadership Pipeline

    Teachers, with at least five years of experience, can apply for Targeted Selection Preparation (previously known as A-Prep).  The requirements for Targeted Selection Preparation are:


    • Florida Teaching Certificate with Educational Leadership (Completion of Educational Leadership Master’s level program and a passing score on the FELE).
    • Targeted selection assessment application that documents five years of related professional experience.
    • Targeted selection candidate endorsement form completed by principal.
    • Evaluations are effective or higher for past three years.


    Targeted Selection Preparation will be three (3) sessions. The sessions will cover self-assessment, STAR process, and mock interviews. View the Florida Principal Leadership Standards


    Targeted Selection will include a written and an oral assessment conducted by a trained panel.


    Once a candidate has successfully passed both the written and oral targeted selection interviews, he/she becomes part of the assistant principal pool.  He/she is then eligible to apply for administrative positions.