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Field of Study: Education Administration


Education administration programs prepare people to manage schools and school programs.



Students learn to plan school programs and direct teachers and staff. They also learn to manage sites and buildings.

Education administration programs include topics such as:

  • Elementary, middle, and secondary school administration
  • Curriculum development
  • Staffing and labor relations
  • Facilities management
  • Student assessment and evaluation

In education administration programs, students may be able to specialize in:

  • Special education
  • Elementary education
  • Secondary education
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Public policy
  • Superintendency and educational system administration

To enter an education management program, students must already have a bachelor's degree.

Many universities offer graduate degrees in education management. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.