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Information on Master’s Degree Programs in Elementary Administration

Majors Overview August 11, 2015

This article talks about master’s degree programs in elementary administration and their educational requirements, coursework, and job and wage outlook.

Master’s Programs in Elementary Administration

Master’s degree programs in elementary school administration mostly consist of how to implement new models, how to train teachers, and advanced work in early education teaching and learning models. The programs also feature business training; this teaches future principals how to handle the business side of schools (usually emphasizing on budgeting and funding allocation).

Modern schools rely heavily on computers. As a result, many programs include technical literacy. The majority of programs include management and leadership training through a practicum or internship. Graduates of the program will be ready for licensure as principals.

Educational Requirements

Admission criteria typically require incoming students to a master’s degree program for elementary administration to hold a bachelor’s degree. The most preferred students are usually teachers who have substantial education experience and seek career advancement through transition to a leadership role. Applicants are also expected to submit a resume, college transcripts, letters of recommendation, and standardized test scores.

Coursework

Program coursework is a combination of business and advanced pedagogical training. Core coursework may cover topic areas such as:

•Ethics
•Teacher training and motivation
•Finance in Education
•School program administration
•Allocating funds
•Early education assessment
•Administrative systems
•Management
•Human resources management

Job and Wage Outlook

Over the 2012 – 2022 decade, a job growth rate of six percent has been predicted for high, middle, and elementary school principals (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). In May 2012, these professionals brought in an average annual wage of $87,760 (BLS), ranging between $130,810 at the highest level and $58,530 at the lowest.

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