Educational Leadership & Policy

Our degrees can provide you with the hands-on management, communication, and organizational skills needed to excel in diverse educational environments. Earning a graduate degree in Educational Leadership & Policy can improve your career advancement options, and lead to managerial roles that make a difference in children's education. 

Below are some of the diverse ways an educational leadership degree takes you to the career you want.

Educational environments

Graduates with an educational leadership degree often work at high levels in private, public, or charter schools. In K-12 educational environments, those positions include:

Principals lead schools and oversee both students and teachers. They are responsible for setting goals, providing oversight, and encouraging innovation within the school.

Assistant principal
Assistant principals shoulder many of the administrative tasks for the principal, but also are responsible for instructional leadership.

District administrator
A district administrator oversees schools within a district, and is tasked with managing all educational programs, handling budgets, and ensuring the needs of all schools are addressed fairly.

Government departments or agencies

A master’s degree in educational leadership also open doors in government careers.

Education program specialist
An education program specialist works on initiatives that will improve education throughout a specific state, or across the nation, if the position is with the federal government. This position is responsible for developing strategies, managing grants and contracts, and assessing the viability of potential programs for schools.

Performance improvement officer
A performance improvement officer assesses and implements programs, manages finances for specific programs, recruits talented staff to fill positions, and investigates the tools and resources needed for schools to be as successful as possible.