Educational Administration Leadership Masters Programs

word cloud for educational administration leadership mastersAn educational administration leadership masters is very useful if you are considering a career in school or college administration or management.  This page provides information on what is studied in such degrees and where you can study them online.

Educational leadership and administration masters degrees are designed to enhance your expertise and career potential in school and college administration.  Most people who choose this specialization are already licensed teachers or school administrators wishing to further their career in administration.  So the specialization is usually only offered at graduate level, e.g., as an education administration masters degree, or an educational leadership administration doctorate.

This page deals specifically with online programs.  If you want an on-campus program, check the information using the navigation links for On Campus Programs and On Campus Universities.

 

Finding the educational administration leadership masters programs you want

To browse online programs in this area, use the list of schools below or the search form to the right.

  • Capella University
    • MS - Leadership in Educational Administration
    • EdS - Leadership in Educational Administration
    • PhD - Leadership in Educational Administration
  • Click here for a page that links to campus universities and campus colleges in Canada. It also provides some advice on choosing a suitable campus.

 

What do the programs cover?

An online educational administration and leadership degree is designed for teachers who are interested in a career as a principal or educational administrator.

A typical masters program might include: education policy analysis, school law, roles and responsibilities of the principal, finance and budgeting, educational psychology, management, community relations, evaluation and assessment, educational technology, and supervision of personnel.  Programs might also include an internship experience in school administration at the principal level and an action research project. 

 

What jobs do the programs  prepare you for?

Graduates with a masters in this area 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.

In the United States, the annual income with either a campus or an online educational administration masters is around $85,000 for elementary school principals to nearly $100,000 for school superintendents.

 

For more schools and programs

Browse the schools below to find a suitable school and program. Request information from several schools and compare the admission requirements and course content before you choose a program.

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