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Educational Leadership & Administration

Educational leaders and administrators are the captain of the ship in any educational facility.

They are responsible for creating change in education policy and procedure, as well as managing employees. They conduct the interview process for school employees, help prepare budgets and work toward improving curriculum within a school.

Educational leaders and administrators can work as principals or superintendents in a K-12 school system, or as department heads and academic deans in a college setting.

Some positions, such as that of principal, require a master’s degree. Other positions, such as superintendent, require a doctorate degree in educational leadership and administration. Coursework included in an advanced-degree program includes management and communication skills, critical thinking skills and leadership theory and best practices.

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