Become a Principal with an Education Leadership Degree

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If you are seeking job security, excellent retirement benefits and an average salary higher than most classroom teaching positions, why not consider a career as a high school principal? A Master of Science (MS) in Education Leadership can pave the way to a lucrative and rewarding career as a school administrator.

There are lots of options for teaching degrees online. One of them is the MS in Education Leadership, which is open to experienced, licensed classroom teachers interested in becoming principals.

Where Can You Work with an Education Leadership Degree?

An accredited online teaching degree program will prepare you to become a certified and licensed school administrator, vice-principal or principal in public and private schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels and beyond.

Graduates can find administrative positions in:

  • Private schools, colleges and universities
  • Public schools, colleges and universities
  • Religious education institutions
  • Job training centers
  • Child daycare centers
  • In business and within organizations that provide training for their employees