What Can You Do With A Major In Educational Leadership

The School Administrator or Principal is responsible for the management of education in schools, colleges and universities, businesses, correctional institutions, and community service organizations.  Duties may vary depending on the type, level and size of the school. The school administrator sets standards and goals, establishes policies, develop academic programs, and supervise the students' educational progress. They are also responsible for hiring teachers and staff, evaluating teachers, visiting classrooms, and observing teaching methods. They may also interact with teachers, students, and parents about educational and behavioral goals, along with the discipline and safety of the students.

 

What Can You Do With A Major In Educational Leadership

The School Administrator or Principal is responsible for the management of education in schools, colleges and universities, businesses, correctional institutions, and community service organizations.  Duties may vary depending on the type, level and size of the school. The school administrator sets standards and goals, establishes policies, develop academic programs, and supervise the students' educational progress. They are also responsible for hiring teachers and staff, evaluating teachers, visiting classrooms, and observing teaching methods. They may also interact with teachers, students, and parents about educational and behavioral goals, along with the discipline and safety of the students. 

 

Related Career Titles 

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Art Coordinator
  • Assessment Coordinator
  • Assistant Principal
  • Athletic Coordinator
  • Athletic Director  
  • Attendance and Discipline Vice Principal
  • Curriculum and Instruction Assistant Superintendent
  • Curriculum Assistant Principal
  • Curriculum Director 

 

 

Typical Employers/Work Settings 

  

 

  • Elementary schools 
  • Middle schools 
  • Secondary Schools 
  • Colleges 
  • Child daycare centers 
  • Religious organizations 
  • Job training centers 
  • Private teaching institutions 

 

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Beginning Salary Range:  

Usually start out as teachers, but progress to principal with a salary range of about $82,000 a year. From the Spring 2008 NACE Salary Survey (National Association of Colleges and Employers) 

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Links To Professional Associations   

 

Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.   

 

American Association for Colleges of  Teacher Education  

American Association of Higher Education  

American Association of School Administrators  

American College Personnel Association  

American Council on Education  

American Counseling Association  

American Educational Research Association  

American Federation of Teachers  

 

 

 

Job Search Information   

National Organizations or Databases 

Jobs in Education  

K12Jobs 

National Educators Employment Review  

School-Jobs 

GreatTeacher.net  

 

 

Graduate Schools  

Local Programs  

University of North Florida  

University of Central Florida 

University of South Florida 

Florida State University 

University of Florida 

  

 

Link To UNF Academic program 

 

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership 

Advanced graduate studies support the development of educational leaders with knowledge, vision, and skills. To support the improvement of education through a variety of leadership roles, the College of Education and Human Services offers a program leading to the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in educational leadership. The interdisciplinary program draws from a number of departments and other instructional resources of the university and incorporates advanced techniques in individual assessment.
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Master of Education in Educational Leadership 

Four concentrations are available in the educational leadership program at the master's level. Programs of study in each of the degree tracks consist of the following elements: the six-hour graduate core requirement of the College (or equivalent graduate level course work); specified courses in educational leadership; course(s) in a subject area specialization; and a practicum or program electives. 

 

Educational Leadership (Certificate) 

The educational leadership program is the master's degree program intended for individuals seeking professional certification in the area of educational leadership (Pre-K through 12). The program of study includes the Florida educational leadership core curriculum required for certification. 

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Advanced Teaching and Learning
This concentration is intended for those students who wish to obtain a master's degree and assume leadership roles in educational institutions, do not desire the Florida Educational Leadership Certificate, and wish to work in PK- 12 settings. 

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Post-Secondary and Adult Studies
This concentration is intended for those students who wish to obtain a master's degree and assume leadership roles in post-secondary educational settings, do not desire the Florida Educational Leadership Certificate, and wish to work in higher education and continuing education. 

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Educational Technology Leadership
The graduate degree in Educational Technology Leadership is a master's program that encourages students to improve their professional practice using learning theory, technology, and leadership skills. 

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College of Education and Human Services Job Search Internet Links  

 

Teaching/School Administration- Public Schools 

Teaching/School Administration-Independent and Private Schools 

Physical Education/Sports  

Human Services/Non-Profit/Counseling 

Special Education and Related Services 

College and University Job Search Internet Resources  

Educational Consulting/Human Resources/Research & Evaluation  

State and Federal Government Job Search