Projected Growth: Average
Projected Job Openings
Extensive Preparation Needed
Your job is to Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of public or private elementary or secondary level schools.
Common job titles of Education Administrators include:
Experience and Education
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
43.56% said they needed a Post-Master's Certificate.
37.06% said they needed a Master's Degree.
Direct and coordinate activities of teachers, administrators, and support staff at schools, public agencies, and institutions.
Evaluate curricula, teaching methods, and programs to determine their effectiveness, efficiency, and use, and to ensure that school activities comply with federal, state, and local regulations.
Confer with parents and staff to discuss educational activities, policies, and student behavioral or learning problems.
Enforce discipline and attendance rules.
Collaborate with teachers to develop and maintain curriculum standards, develop mission statements, and set performance goals and objectives.
Participate in special education-related activities, such as attending meetings and providing support to special educators throughout the district.
Observe teaching methods and examine learning materials to evaluate and standardize curricula and teaching techniques, and to determine areas where improvement is needed.
Counsel and provide guidance to students regarding personal, academic, vocational, or behavioral issues.
Direct and coordinate school maintenance services and the use of school facilities.
Coordinate and direct extracurricular activities and programs, such as after-school events and athletic contests.
Plan and lead professional development activities for teachers, administrators, and support staff.
Plan and develop instructional methods and content for educational, vocational, or student activity programs.
Prepare, maintain, or oversee the preparation and maintenance of attendance, activity, planning, or personnel reports and records.
Create school improvement plans by using student performance data.
Mentor and support administrative staff members, such as superintendents and principals.
Plan, coordinate, and oversee school logistics programs, such as bus and food services.
Determine the scope of educational program offerings, and prepare drafts of course schedules and descriptions to estimate staffing and facility requirements.
Collect and analyze survey data, regulatory information, and data on demographic and employment trends to forecast enrollment patterns and curriculum change needs.
Recommend personnel actions related to programs and services.
Write articles, manuals, and other publications, and assist in the distribution of promotional literature about facilities and programs.
Determine allocations of funds for staff, supplies, materials, and equipment, and authorize purchases.
Review and interpret government codes, and develop programs to ensure adherence to codes and facility safety, security, and maintenance.
Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate primary and supplemental staff.
Set educational standards and goals, and help establish policies and procedures to carry them out.
Develop partnerships with businesses, communities, and other organizations to help meet identified educational needs and to provide school-to-work programs.
Teach classes or courses to students.
Organize and direct committees of specialists, volunteers, and staff to provide technical and advisory assistance for programs.
Prepare and submit budget requests and recommendations, or grant proposals to solicit program funding.
Review and approve new programs, or recommend modifications to existing programs, submitting program proposals for school board approval as necessary.
Meet with federal, state, and local agencies to keep updated on policies and to discuss improvements for education programs.
Establish, coordinate, and oversee particular programs across school districts, such as programs to evaluate student academic achievement.
Advocate for new schools to be built, or for existing facilities to be repaired or remodeled.
Two way radios
Security alarm systems
Public address PA systems
Multi-line telephone systems
Laptop computersAll Tools
Fire alarm systems
ACS Technologies HeadMaster
Blackbaud The Education Edge
Computer Resources MMS
eDistrict Internet Solutions eDistrict Unified
IBM SPSS StatisticsAll Technologies
Microsoft Dynamics GP
RecordKeeper Software School RecordKeeper
Rediker Software School Office Suite
Robust Software Overseer Suite
Seasia Consulting School Wizard
Skyward School Management System
Specialized Data Systems School Office
SunGard Public Sector IFAS
Thinc Technologies Virtual School
Wilcomp Software RenWeb
Attendance tracking software
Human resource management software HRMS
School Attendance Keeper
Using mathematics to solve problems.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Speech Clarity
Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity
Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Inductive Reasoning
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Speech Recognition
Generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Category Flexibility
Come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Originality
Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Personnel and Human Resources
Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Law and Government
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Public Safety and Security
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.