Out of District Applicant Information
Minimum Requirements:Applicants must have the following minimum requirements to qualify for administrator positions.
- California Administrative Services Credential
- An earned Master’s Degree or higher degree from an accredited institution
- Master Plan and multicultural coursework (Candidates have one year from the date of hire to complete these requirements.)
- Specific experience requirements based on position
(Definition of Years of Service) (Policy Guide E23)
Out-of-District experience must be verified on official letterhead from the Human Resources Division in the public school district(s) in which you have been employed. The letter(s) must state:
- Employment dates
- Position (s) held
- Location (s)
- whether full-time or part-time service.
Letters of reference are also required from your principal(s)/supervisor(s) for the past five years of employment.
Send ALL copies of your resume and documents that verify completion of the minimum requirements listed above to:
Los Angeles Unified School District
Administrative Selection Unit
333 South Beaudry Avenue, 14th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
State legislation requires all out-of-state candidates seeking California certification to pass the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). If you possess a California administrative credential, but have not worked in a California public school within the past 39 months, you also will be required to take and pass this examination. To obtain information regarding filing dates, locations, and fees contact (916) 928-4001 or check their website at www.cbest.nesinc.com.
If you are from out-of-state and interested in California certification, you may contact the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing toll-free (888) 921-2682 or check their website at www.ctc.ca.gov. The Commission will determine if you meet State credentialing requirements based on your experience and university coursework.
Thank you for your interest in our District. Please call us at (213) 241-6886 if you have any questions.
For current information regarding administrative vacancies, application procedures and promotional examinations, please click here.
Salary ranges for principal and assistant principal positions vary by school location. Compensation is based upon several factors including school type (e.g. elementary/secondary), school calendar (e.g. traditional/year round), and management challenge (e.g. staff size/activities and programs). Refer to the Master Salary Table for current salary ranges. Elementary assistant principals are in the range of schedules 37/38; elementary principals are schedule 40-44; secondary assistant principals are schedule 39/40; and secondary principals are schedule 44-47.