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Qualification Standards for the Position of Head Teachers and Principals

DepEd Order 39, s. 2007

Modified Qualification Standards for the Positions of Head Teachers and Principals

To:

Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division/City Superintendents

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. All other existing issuances which are inconsistent herewith are deemed repealed or amended.
  5. For your guidance and compliance.

Sgd.

JESLI A. LAPUS
Secretary


 

MODIFIED QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS – PRINCIPALS

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 Management1 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 Management2 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 Management3 yrs. as Principal40 hours of relevant trainingRA 1080 (Teacher)

MODIFIED QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS – PRINCIPALS

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 trainingRA 1080 (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 trainingRA 1080 (Teacher)

MODIFIED QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS – HEAD TEACHERS

POSITION TITLESGLEVELEDUCATIONEXPERIENCETRAININGELIGIBILITY
Head Teacher 1132Bachelor'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 unitsHT 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)

MODIFIED QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS – HEAD TEACHERS

POSITION TITLESGLEVELEDUCATIONEXPERIENCETRAININGELIGIBILITY
Head Teacher 1132Bachelor'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 TIC 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 TIC 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 specializationHT for 5 years; or MT for 4 years24 hours of relevant trainingRA 1080 (Teacher)

Related Links:

  1. DepEd Senior High School Qualification Standards
  2. Hiring Guidelines for Senior High School (SHS) Teaching Positions Effective School Year (SY) 2016-2017

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13 thoughts on “Qualification Standards for the Position of Head Teachers and Principals”

  1. good morning if you are not yet graduate in MA and yet you are in a t3 position ,could it be possible for you to be promoted as HT? Thank you.

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    • I think these positions have different path. Master Teachers are for teaching and Head teachers are for admin. So, I think the answer would be no.

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  2. Kung ang vaxant position sa school is head teacher ng science ,is the ranking open to all?Kung may principal qualifier na Araling Panlipunan teacher automatic nasya ba ang pwedeng head teacher ng science? Thank you po.

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  3. Hoping to get an answer to my query.

    Is it possible that a mere T1 may be promoted to ESP (Elem. School Principal) 1?
    I heard that there was a special case like this. If so, can anyone provide the proof on that said scenario. Thanks.

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  4. Good eve….this is the senario…my last reclass for t3 was took effect march 2018…but i already submi my papers feb.2017…..and it happened that the research summit was april 2107…my question is can i use my certificate in research summit to my next reclassification? Thank and more power

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  5. what if there is a vacancy of a Head Teacher I due to transfer, is it possible for a teacher 2 to fill the position tru pomotion or the position is intended for teacher 3? what deped order is the best basis?

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  6. Teacher 3.. because MT is not inclined for administrative position but T3 can be promoted to Head Teacher position which cannot be done by an MT. MT can be possible for administrative if he/she passed the Principals’ Test

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  7. Good evening po. Can a Related Subject teacher entitled to join the ranking for Head teacher position in the vocational department?If no do we have any deped order to prove that he/she is not qualified.

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