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Teachers are among the most important and influential constituents of society, educating future citizens and leaders. The level of education and educators in a country determines its progress. Apart from teaching and coordinating classroom activities, educators act as mentors shaping young minds for better prospects. They teach indispensable skills, pass on life experiences and expertise, and groom and coach tomorrow’s leaders.

Governments, parents and educational institutes increasingly seek qualified experts in educational leadership to help navigate the flow of skillful future leaders out of the education systems. They develop strategies for success by understanding the psychology and the needs of the students. In addition to leading an educational institute, professionals trained in educational leadership and administration are responsible for the developing and maintaining the standards for quality education, measuring student performance and monitoring institutional operations, often under tight budgets.

Individuals in this field are equipped with profound knowledge of the contemporary models in educational leadership and practically apply research methods and theory in their area of expertise whether Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary and Higher Education, Special Education, Adult Education, Distance Learning, Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Technology.

Most positions in this field require at least an undergraduate or a graduate degree and most high-ranking administrators at college and university levels have at least a doctoral degree. Online degree programs in educational leadership and administration build strong interpersonal and communication skills, required to ensure the practical application of the theory of leading and administration.

Job prospects in this field are excellent with ever increasing salaries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ employment growth in this area will increase by 12 percent in the coming decade.

Top Online Educational Leadership & Administration Degree Programs
California Lutheran University Online

Founded in 1959, California Lutheran University's dedicated, accomplished faculty works with small classes of students who are open-minded—and are seeking to grow as individuals.

   Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Leadership
   Master?s of Education (M.Ed.) in Teacher Leadership
   Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership (including K-12 specialization)
   Master?s (M.A.) of Educational Leadership
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

Work toward your degree online with Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design.

   MA Education, Leadership and Emerging Technologies
University of New England

Take a new step in your education with University of New England. We offer a CEPH-accredited Master of Public Health degree program that can be completed entirely online. With our online program, you'll have the flexibility to study part-time or full-time, when and where it's convenient for you.

   Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Advanced Educational Leadership
   Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Leadership, Ethics & Change
   MS Education in Educational Leadership
   University of New England Graduate Certificate in Education in Educational Leadership
Kaplan University

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

   MS in Higher Education - Student Affairs
   MS in Higher Education - College Administration and Leadership
   MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)
Liberty University

With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.

   MA in Education - Administration and Supervision
   Educational Specialist - Educational Leadership
   M.Ed. Teaching & Learning: History
   AA in Education (Non-Licensure)
   CERT: Preschool
Trevecca Nazarene University

Welcome to Trevecca University Online                                     

   Leadership and Professional Practice
Northwest University

NU has been educating leaders since 1934 at our campus near Seattle. If you have a dream, we can help make it possible.

   Master's in Education
   Certificate in Ministry Leadership
   Associate in Ministry Leadership
   Master in Ministry
   Master of Arts in TESOL
Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni make a real difference in the world.

   Doctor of Education in Organizatonal Leadership - Conflict Resolution Track
   Doctor of Education in Organizatonal Leadership - Principal Track
   Doctor of Education in Organizatonal Leadership - Superintendent Education Track
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