Education Administration


An Education Administration major is for those who are interested in education but instead of teaching positions want leadership positions. It covers a lot of the basics an Education major would learn about, but adds the management aspect.

Is This Major Right for You?

Do You Like These Things?

An Education Administration major likes working with people. Just like with an Education major, you can select the age-group you want to work with – elementary thru high school, even college-aged students is an option. They also like management – sorting through schedules, deciding on programs, determining funding.

Do You Have These Skills?

Education Administration majors are good with people. They are organized and professional, and they know how to motivate people. They have to be good leaders and know how to be fair.

Who Shouldn't Pick This Major

Being sent to the principal’s office a lot doesn’t really translate into experience being a principal. If you seriously doubt your own principal would write you a letter of recommendation, either start sucking up now or maybe look elsewhere for a career.

Is This What You Want After Graduation?

What You'll Learn

Education Administrators often make decisions about what will be covered in classes. But they also have to take care of things like budgets, legal issues, motivating teachers, and public relations. You’ll take classes covering these sorts of things.

Jobs You Might Get

An Education Administration major will likely look for a job as a principal, dean, department chair or superintendent.


Find some leadership opportunities now, like student council or high school clubs. The more experience you have as a leader the better. No one score on your ACT/SAT test needs to stand out, but you should be pretty well rounded in all your subjects.


You’ll likely need a master’s degree to get a job in this field, so it’s pretty important to get good grades in all your college classes, including your general education classes. You’ll also need teaching experience to get a job, so figure out how to fit that into your plans.


You Might Get With This Major