State, University, and school leaders are trying to toughen programs for future principals.
Master's and Post-Masters programs would become more exclusive and administrators in training would be interns.
They would be paired with experienced principals for a year to see what it's really like to run a school.
Future principals would also be urged to spend more time in real schools.
A former Jefferson County Principal is coordinating the program.
He says the higher standards are critical as principals nationwide are being pushed to boost achievement or face consequences.
The selective program wouldn't be required.