This program offered by Argosy University Online Programs is designed for individuals seeking administrative and managerial roles in non-instructional roles and departments in the broad field of higher education including universities, colleges, professional schools, technical/vocational schools, and other postsecondary organizations.
Students will have an opportunity to learn from accomplished practitioners who draw from their own professional backgrounds in delivering relevant courses rooted in theory and practical application.
Estimated Program Length: 3-4 years
Total Credits Required: 60 credits
Post-Graduation Opportunities Career Paths:
Employment of education administrators is expected to grow by about 8 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. However, the number of administrative positions will continue to increase as more administrative responsibilities are placed on individual schools, particularly with regard to monitoring student achievement. Preschool and child care center administrators are expected to experience substantial growth because of increasing enrollments in formal child care programs as fewer young children are cared for in private homes. In May 2008, preschool and child care program administrators had median annual wages of $39,940; elementary and secondary school administrators had median annual wages of $83,880; and postsecondary school administrators had median annual wages of $80,670. Salaries of education administrators depend on several factors, including the location and enrollment level of the school or school district.