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Alabama supports early childhood leadership through its state-wide QRIS, public pre-K program, principal licensure, and early childhood leadership degree programs. There are no specific requirements regarding administrator qualifications in the Alabama Quality Stars QRIS. Public pre-K classrooms located in schools require the site administrator to hold a principal endorsement. Elementary certification is available for principal licensure. Alabama does not have an administrator credential, leadership academies, or a workforce registry.

Interesting Facts: Alabama

  • Directors of licensed programs must complete at least 24 clock hours of continuing education annually.

  • One community college offer associate degrees in early childhood leadership and there are 30 degree programs for elementary school principals.

  • The Program Administration Scale (PAS), which measures Administrator Qualifications, is embedded at all five levels of the QRIS.