Education management online degrees are particularly useful if you want to progress in a career in school or college management. This page provides information on what is studied in these education degrees and where you can study them online.
The distinction between leadership and management is not always easy to make in practice. A Principal will exercise education leadership when formulating a strategc plan and influencing others to follow it, and will exercise education management when allocating academic, physical, financial and other resources in the school or college.
Education management degrees are designed to provide the expertise needed and to enhance your career potential in school and college management. Most people who choose educational leadership and management are already licensed teachers or school administrators wishing to further their career in management. So the specialization is usually only offered at graduate level, e.g., as a master's in educational management or a PhD in education management.
If you want to browse programs in education management (or educational management and administration or school management online) use the search form or the list of schools below.
An education management degree is designed for teachers who are interested in a career as a principal or other senior manager in a school, school district or college. Such degrees prepare you for leadership and a wide variety of management tasks, including: overseeing budgets, monitoring progress of student and programs, working with the community, advocating for the school or college and dealing with legal issues.
A typical masters program might include: education policy analysis, school law, roles and responsibilities of the manager, finance and budgeting, educational psychology, education management, community relations, cultural diversity, research methods, evaluation and assessment, educational technology, employee relations, and supervision of personnel. Programs might also include an internship experience in school administration at the principal level and an action research project.
In the United States, educational manager can work in various instructional settings. Graduates of education management are equipped to pursue a career as a principal of a elementary, middle, or secondary school; academic dean; department chair; or other administrative and leadership position. Typical incomes are shown in the right hand column.
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