Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Education Administration

An online bachelor’s degree in education administration may be ideal for individuals who wish to become leaders and administrators in an education setting. This four-year program, which may be most suitable for early childhood educational settings, may teach students how to manage educational staffing needs, create and manage budgets, and foster an environment conducive to learning. Program coursework may include general education requirements, education-based electives, and core courses including leadership for organizations, human resources management, and survey of exceptional students.

Upon graduation, students may either seek entry-level employment or pursue a graduate degree in educational leadership. Baccalaureate-level graduates may gain employment in various education settings, including public school districts, childcare facilities, and faith-based educational programs.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Four years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 25% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for baccalaureate-level degree programs in education administration may consist of general education requirements alongside core coursework. These classes may teach effective communication techniques between teachers and parents, how to develop and implement educational programs, and curriculum development. Core education administration classes may include the following:

  • Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods
  • Collaboration with Parents and Community
  • Leadership for Organizations
  • Group Behavior in Organizations
  • Survey of Exceptional Students
  • Human Resources Management
  • Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs

Career Options

Baccalaureate-level graduates may find employment in daycare centers, preschools, faith-based schools, government programs, and non-profit organizations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities as a childcare center director are projected to increase by 25% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Preschool Teacher
  • Childcare Center Director
  • Educational Consultant
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy Analyst

Continuing Education

Students who successfully complete a baccalaureate degree program in education administration may wish to continue their education by enrolling in a graduate degree program. A graduate degree in education administration may prepare students for positions of advanced educational leadership, such as principals, instructional coordinators, and education diagnosticians.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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