Education & Teaching - Education Leadership
If you're interested in a career in education and have a desire to be an organizational leader more than a classroom instructor, or you're a teacher looking to advance your career, job prospects, and salary, a degree in Education Leadership may be a perfect fit.
Types of Degrees
Education Leadership students typically pursue a master's degree (6-7 years) or doctorate degree (8+ years) after obtaining a bachelor's degree in Education and/or working as a teacher in public or private schools.
A bachelor's degree is required for entry into a master's degree program, and most doctorate degree programs require applicants to have a master's degree or bachelor's degree and multiple years of experience as a teacher or school administrator. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.
Career Opportunities After Earning An Education Leadership Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Education Leadership include:
- Academic Dean
- Elementary, Middle, or High School Principal
- District Superintendent
- Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean salary for an Education Administrator of a Kindergarten through Secondary School was $100,340 in 2019 (1) while Postsecondary Education Administrators earned a median salary of $95,410 in 2019. (2)
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on the career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.