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Educational Leadership & Policy

If you are interested in -12 or higher education administration, you might want to explore Educational Leadership and Policy. This area is focused on the policies, procedures, and operations of educational institutions to ensure students, teachers, and staff receive the support and resources they need to be successful.

Explore Career Paths and Possibilities:

Below is a sample list of position titles that fall within the Educational Leadership and Policy umbrella. One important consideration is that the majority of all jobs that fall under this grouping require a graduate degree and some require a state license to work in public k-12 schools. Many graduate programs require students to complete internships focused on the position they are preparing for. These positions also require related experience in the field or setting prior to moving into a leadership position and many times prior to even applying to graduate school.

Post-Grad Entry Points:

  • Principal
  • Assistant Principal
  • Dean
  • Higher Education Administrator
  • Student Affairs Professional
  • Curriculum Specialist


Some industries change more quickly than others, it is important to stay informed on the latest trends in your interest areas to be sure you are best preparing yourself for internships and full time roles post-graduation. Below are a few resources to help you stay up to date regarding Educational Leadership and Policy:

School Administrator Resources
Higher Education Resources​​​