Online Master’s Degrees in Education Administration
Upon completion of this master’s degree program, students may seek employment or they may choose to further their education by enrolling in a doctoral level program. Students may have the opportunity to pursue employment in school district offices, state education departments, public schools systems, private schools, and charter school districts.
- Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
- Program Length: One to two years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 10% (2010-2020)*
The curriculum for master’s-level education administration degree programs may include select educational electives alongside core courses. These courses may teach students how to plan classroom curriculum, manage school budgets, and interview and hire qualified school personnel. Core educational leadership classes may include the following:
- School Leadership and Management Practices
- Personnel Administration
- Foundations of Educational Leadership
- Assessment and Improvement of Instruction
- School Administration
- Supervision of Instruction
- Curriculum Development
Master’s-level graduates may explore opportunities in public school systems, private schools, charter school districts, district education departments, and Montessori schools. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in education administration are projected to increase by 10% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
- School Principal
- Assistant Principal
- Curriculum Instructor
- School Superintendant
- School Board Member
Students who successfully complete a master’s degree program in education administration may have the opportunity to further their education by enrolling in a doctoral degree program. A doctoral degree program in educational leadership may provide students with enhanced leadership, project management, and decision-making skills useful in an educational setting. Employers may require graduates to hold a master’s degree to be eligible for select administration positions.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*
- MS in Higher Education - Student Affairs
- MS in Higher Education - College Administration and Leadership
- MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)
Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.
- Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Leadership Coaching and Mentoring
- Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Coaching and Mentoring
St. Thomas University is a Miami-based institution of higher learning with a rich history of academic achievement centered on the belief that education is a path to enlightenment. Founded as Biscayne College in 1961, we earned full university status in 1984. We adopted the St. Thomas name at that time to honor the original Augustinian institution of higher learning where our founders taught and led.Learn from dedicated, experienced instructors committed to your success: St. Thomas University’s graduate degree programs offer an inclusive, faith-based academic environment focused on practical training, critical thinking and ethical leadership. A reliable online learning system allows you to study with other adult students, around your own schedule, and wherever you connect online. Our commitment is to the academic, personal, and professional success of each student, preparing graduates to be ethical leaders in the world community. We offer fully online business, education, science and technology graduate degrees built on a 50-year tradition of scholastic excellence, community leadership, and faith-focused values. Our accredited online programs meet the same high standards of academic quality as our on-campus programs and are designed specifically for working adults – study and complete assignments around your schedule!
- M.S. in Educational Leadership: Charter School Leadership
- M.S. in Educational Leadership