Educational institutions need qualified leaders and administrators to ensure successful operation. They offer instructional leadership and manage daily activities in schools, preschools, day care centers, and colleges and universities. Persons with experience in education administration may also direct the educational programs of businesses, correctional institutions, museums, and job training and community service organizations.
In preparation for careers in school administration and leadership, many choose training through 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:
Before enrolling in an online degree program, prospective students should check with his or her state Department of Education and/or school district to determine specific licensing requirements.