MEd in Educational Leadership - Careers


Take Your Career to the Top

A number of careers are open to those who earn their Educational Leadership degree online or on campus at SNHU. Excelling and growing in your career as an educational administrator requires a mix of classroom experience, focus, passion, drive, and, of course, education. In many states, earning a master's degree automatically increases your pay as an educator and is required to become a school principal.

Educators moving into leadership roles, such as school principal, position themselves to have great impact on students, teachers, and their communities and can earn upwards of $100,000 a year. Educational leadership careers are expected to increase by 10 percent through 2018, spurred by a demand for more qualified administrative leaders who understand the need for higher-performing students and schools. Job prospects for principals and assistant principals are expected to be excellent, due to a large number of retiring administrators.

Learn to Lead: Educational Leadership Skill Set

With a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership, you will acquire the skills you need to be an effective administrator.

Learn how to:

  • Use research and technology to improve teaching and learning practices.
  • Develop education assessment tools to evaluate student performance.
  • Create curriculum that fosters student learning and achievement.
  • Develop practices that support a culture of learning.
  • Manage school finance issues and engage stakeholders in decision-making.

Educational Leadership Career Resources

Discover the latest news and helpful online resources in the education and education administration fields at the following web links:

Career Opportunities

SNHU Career Development Center
Check out SNHU career planning and development assistance.

U.S. Department of Labor, Education Administrators Occupational Outlook, 2010-2011
Access the latest information on recommended education and training, job prospects, and expected earnings of education administrators.

Professional Organizations and Associations

National Education Association
The mission of the NEA is to advocate for education professionals and to unite members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching, teachers, school specialists and administrators.

University Council for Education Administration
The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) is a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children.

Council of State School Chief Officers
The Council of Chief State School Officers is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CSSCO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues.

National Policy Board on Educational Administration
The National Policy Board for Educational Administration is a national consortium of major stakeholders in educational leadership and policy. The purpose of the Board is to provide a forum for collaborative actions by organizations interested in the advancement of school and school-system leadership.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
The ASCD provides expert and innovative solutions in professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.

New Hampshire Department of Education
The NHDOE is committed to helping students, parents, and educators (including teachers, principals, superintendents, and school communities) meet the educational needs of each student.

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