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Degree Spotlight: Masters in Education Administration


After earning a bachelors degree in education and gaining at least two years of teaching experience, many career-minded individuals decide to work towards earning a Master of Education in Educational Administration. Why? A masters in education administration can result in opportunities for career advancement and impact on education.

Advance Your Education

Grand Canyon University offers a masters in education administration for individuals interested in pursuing a principal’s license and working in educational administration for the P-12 setting.  The Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards are the foundation of this regionally accredited and Arizona-approved program. After students complete the required courses, participate in internships and gain field experience, they are prepared to pursue a rewarding career in administration. Graduates of this program are qualified to become an administrator or superintendent at any public, private or charter school.

Advance Your Career

Graduates of the masters in education administration often develop into empowering instructional leaders who confidently shape school culture and strengthen curricular programs. In addition, graduates learn professional and ethical practices through the lens of GCU’s Christian worldview, and are shaped into effective servant leaders who have an education grounded in learning, leading and serving. While graduates benefit from developing effective leadership techniques, students in their school districts benefit from the guidance of effective administrators. A career advancement can also often result in an increase in pay. For example, according to salary.com, a school teacher averaging a salary of $52,048 a year can progress to an average yearly salary of $98,319 by accepting a job as a school principal.

To find out more about the benefits of earning a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University’s College of Education, visit our website or contact us today!

Written by Jessica Meyer, a senior earning a marketing degree from GCU.