Capable leaders & administrators are needed to ensure the successful operation of educational institutions. They work to offer instructional leadership as well as manage daily activities in schools, preschools, day care centers, and colleges and universities. Individuals with experience in education administration may also direct the educational programs of businesses, correctional institutions, museums, and job training and community service organizations.
To prepare for jobs in school administration and leadership, individuals may earn a Master's degree in Leadership and Administration through an accredited college or university. Many States require principals to hold licenses as school administrators. Although license requirements vary by State, nearly all States require either a master's degree or other graduate-level training. Degree programs allow students to gain leadership skills as well as pertinent knowledge in areas like: