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What Can You Do With A Major In Educational Leadership 

The School Administrator or Principal is responsible for the management of education in schools.  Duties may vary depending on the type, level and size of the school. The school administrator sets standards and goals, establishes practices that support school policies, develops academic programs, and supervises the students' educational progress. They are also responsible for hiring teachers and staff, evaluating teachers, visiting classrooms, and observing teaching methods. They also interact with teachers, students, and parents about educational and behavioral goals and support the discipline and safety of the students.

Job Titles 

Assessment Coordinator 

Assistant Principal 

Assistant Superintendent

Athletic Coordinator 

Athletic Director   

Attendance and Discipline Assistant Principal 

Curriculum and Instruction Assistant Superintendent 

Curriculum Assistant Principal 

Curriculum Director

Department Chair

Employers/Work Settings

Elementary schools 

Middle schools 

Secondary Schools 

Colleges 

Child daycare centers 

Religious organizations 

Job training centers 

Private teaching institutions

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.   

Job Search Information

Graduate Schools

Applying To Graduate And Professional Schools

Link To UNF Programs

Department of Leadership, School Counseling, and Sport Management

Career Action Plan

  • Conduct an informational interview and/or shadow a professional in the field
  • Join a professional association for this career field
  • Develop leadership skills by participating in on-campus activities (RA, Peer Advisor, Student Government, Presidential Envoys, Fraternities, Sororities, Student Clubs)
  • Look to do an internship in your junior and/or senior year to gain experience in this field
  • Obtain teaching experience working with target age group by doing volunteer or part-time work
  • Consider taking a public speaking course to develop your presentation skills
  • Attend job fairs and networking events to meet with employer representatives and to explore options