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Modified Qualification Standards for the Positions of Head Teachers and Principals

Attached herewith is DepEd Order No. 39, s. 2007 dated June 15, 2017, titled Modified Qualification Standards for the Positions of Head Teachers and Principals.

Modified Qualification Standards for the Positions of Head Teachers and Principals

The Civil Service Commission (CSC), under Resolution No. 070520 dated March 19, 2007 has approved further modification to the Qualification Standards (QS) for Head Teachers and Principals in the elementary and secondary schools.

The modified Qualification Standards for the positions of Head Teacher I to III and Principal I to IV (for elementary level); Head Teacher I to VI and Principal I to IV (for secondary level) of this Department shall take effect immediately.

Subsequent appointees to said positions should meet the herein newly approved qualification standards, subject to the guidelines on selection and promotion of school heads, which include the passing of the Principalship test for aspirants to Principal I positions.

All other existing issuances which are inconsistent herewith are deemed repealed or amended.

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Principal I to IV Modified Qualification Standards

For Elementary Schools

POSITION TITLESGLEVELEDUCATIONEXPERIENCETRAININGELIGIBILITY
Principal I182Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education; or Bachelor's degree w/ 18 professional education unitsHead Teacher (HT) for 1 year; or

Teacher-In-Charge (TIC) for 2 years; or Master Teacher (MT) for 2 years; or Teacher for 5 years.
40 hours of relevant trainingRA 1080 (Teacher)
Principal II192Bachelor's degree in
Elementary Education; or Bachelor's degree w/ 18 professional education units
+ 6 units of Management
1 yr. as Principal40 hours of relevant trainingRA 1080 (Teacher)
Principal III202Bachelor's degree in
Elementary Education; or Bachelor's degree w/18 professional education units
+ 6 units of Management
2 yrs. as Principal40 hours of relevant trainingRA 1080 (Teacher)
Principal IV212Bachelor's degree in
Elementary Education; or Bachelor's degree w/ 18 professional education units + 6 units of Management
3 yrs. as Principal40 hours of relevant trainingRA 1080 (Teacher)

For Secondary Schools

POSITION TITLESGLEVELEDUCATIONEXPERIENCETRAININGELIGIBILITY
Principal I182Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education; or Bachelor's degree w/ 18 professional education unitsHT for 1 year; or TIC for 2 years; or MT for 2 years; or Teacher for 5 years.40 hours of relevant trainingRA 1080 (Teacher)
Principal II192Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education; or Bachelor's degree w/ 18 professional education units + 6 units of Management1 yr. as Principal40 hours of relevant trainingRA 1080 (Teacher)
Principal III202Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education; or Bachelor's degree w/ 18 professional education units + 6 units of Management2 yrs. as Principal40 hours of relevant trainingRA1080 (Teacher)
Principal IV212Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education; or Bachelor's degree w/ 18 professional education units + 6 units of Management3 yrs. as Principal40 hours of relevant trainingRA1080 (Teacher)

Head Teacher I to VI Modified Qualification Standards

For Elementary Schools

POSITION TITLESGLEVELEDUCATIONEXPERIENCETRAININGELIGIBILITY
Head Teacher I132Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education; or Bachelor's degree w/ 18 professional education unitsTIC for 1 year; or Teacher for 3 years24 hours of relevant trainingRA 1080 (Teacher)
Head Teacher II142Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education; or

Bachelor's degree w/ 18 professional education units
HT for 1 year; or TIC for 1 year; or Teacher for 4 years24 hours of relevant trainingRA 1080 (Teacher)
Head Teacher III152Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education; or Bachelor's degree w/ 18 professional education unitsHT for 2 years; or TIC for 2 years; or Teacher for 5 years24 hours of relevant trainingRA 1080 (Teacher)

For Secondary Schools

POSITION TITLESGLEVELEDUCATIONEXPERIENCETRAININGELIGIBILITY
Head Teacher I132Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education; or Bachelor's degree w/ 18 professional education units with appropriate field of specializationTIC for 1 year; or Teacher for 3 years24 hours of relevant trainingRA 1080 (Teacher)
Head Teacher II142Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education; or Bachelor's degree w/ 18 professional education units with appropriate field of specializationHT for 1 year; or Teacher for 4 years24 hours of relevant trainingRA 1080 (Teacher)
Head Teacher III152Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education; or Bachelor's degree w/ 18 professional education units with appropriate field of specializationHT for 2 years; or Teacher for 5 years24 hours of relevant trainingRA 1080 (Teacher)
Head Teacher IV162Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education; or Bachelor's degree w/ 18 professional education units with appropriate field of specializationHT for 3 years; or MT for 2 years24 hours of relevant trainingRA 1080 (Teacher)
Head Teacher V172Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education; or Bachelor's degree w/ 18 professional education units with appropriate field of specializationHT for 4 years; or MT for 3 years24 hours of relevant trainingRA 1080 (Teacher)
Head Teacher VI182Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education; or Bachelor's degree w/ 18 professional education units with appropriate field of specialization
HT for 5 years; or MT for 4 years24 hours of relevant trainingRA 1080 (Teacher)

DepEd Order No. 39, s. 2007

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