Education administrators are in charge of schools and other education programs. They manage schools, preschools, day care centers, colleges, and universities. They could be principals in elementary, middle, and high schools. Administrators could also be in charge of county or town schools. In colleges, administrators help the president of the college run both the teaching and operation of the college. There are many things to do as an Education Administrator, so it is never boring, but it can be very busy and stressful. Most Education Administrators say they enjoy this work.
• Principals manage teachers and other staff in the school. They visit classrooms, review teachers, meet with parents, and report to the School Board. They also prepare budgets, are active in the community, and are responsible for taking care of the school building.
• Administrators who work for a county or town make decisions about what classes will be taught, are in charge of school principals, or are responsible for taking care of the buildings and grounds in the whole county or town. Other administrators may be in charge of counselors or testing.
• College and university administrators can be in charge of all academics (classes) or they can be in charge of a special department. They can also be in charge of students who live at the college.
Where and When:
• Most work in an office at a school or office building.
• This is not a 40-hour a week job; they work many long hours, evenings, and weekends.
What or Who They Work With:
• Presentation equipment
• They work with students, the community, other teachers and principals, and people in the government.
Education and Training:
• Most Education Administrators start as teachers, and then take more college classes to become an administrator.
• Most jobs require a Masters degree or a Doctorate degree
• There is usually a special license required
• It is important to have good leader skills
Related School Subjects:
• Social Studies