Education Administrators

Education & Training > Administration and Administrative Support

Projected Growth: Average

Projected Job Openings

Extensive Preparation Needed

Job Description

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

Photocopying equipment

Personal computers

Multi-line telephone systems

Laptop computers

All Tools

Interactive whiteboards

Fire alarm systems

Digital projectors

Desktop computers


ACS Technologies HeadMaster

Apache Cassandra

Blackbaud The Education Edge

Computer Resources MMS

eDistrict Internet Solutions eDistrict Unified

Effexoft EASI

IBM SPSS Statistics

All Technologies

Microsoft Dynamics GP

NetSuite ERP

Pearson PowerSchool

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



Google Calendar

Human resource management software HRMS

L-Systems X-ONE

LogicalBit Eimas

Scheduling software

School Attendance Keeper



Using mathematics to solve problems.

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Active Listening

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

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Occupation Sections


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.

English Language

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.

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