Education administrators have a passion for education and are typically employed in a variety of formal educational settings including elementary schools, middle schools, junior high schools, preschools, and nursery centres. Education administrators may also work in ministries of education, or in higher education. If heading into formal administrative roles, in addition to their degree, prospective students are advised to consult their local provincial, state, or national regulatory agencies about specific requirements for certification as school administrators. Upon graduation from the Educational Administration specialization, graduates will be prepared for roles in formal education administrative leadership roles such as:
Typically, administrative roles require internal experience within the educational system they choose. A master’s degree with a specialisation in Educational Administration can expedite this process and add value in a competitive market. With our rigorous and well supported program, this degree can also prepare you to pursue a educational doctorate degree (PhD or EdD).
Upon graduation from the Educational Administration specialization, graduates will also be prepared for non-formal education administrative leadership roles which take place outside formal learning environments but within some kind of organizational framework such as:
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The work environment of educational leaders is as varied as the educational context where they work. Work is often completed in an office environment but throughout the day, activities and responsibilities will take the educational administrator (or leader) all over the campus to participate in meetings, work with school staff, students, and parents, in the community and outdoors to supervise school events, transportation, and arrival/dismissal procedures. The work week is usually fifty to sixty hours with frequent after-hour meetings and school events.
Over the period 2019-2028, the number of job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) for school principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education are expected to total 11,500, while the number of job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) is expected to total 11,600.” Source: Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS)
" School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education (NOC 0422) usually earn between $31.19/hour and $63.19/hour in Canada, with a median wage of $48.90/hour.” Source: Canadian Job Bank Market Report
“The national average salary for Education Administrator is $79,655 per year in Canada.” Source: Glassdoor