To become a principal or vice-principal we have to go to school to get a master's in administration. Teachers are required to teach in a classroom for several years, but once they have completed their master's, they can apply to become a principal or vice-principal. In our district, you have to live in the school district area to become an administrator. I'm in the elementary, so becoming a grade level head is really easy. We fight over who has to be it for the next year. There's no extra pay for it.
How does your system work???