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Why LSU for a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership?

For education professionals who want to advance their careers by earning an advanced degree, Louisiana State University’s online Master of Education in educational leadership is a convenient and affordable option. With nationally recognized faculty, the program offers a solid foundation in the theories and practices of the education field, as well as guided internships.

Degree candidates can complete LSU’s online educational leadership master’s degree in as few as 15 months, making it a great choice for working professionals. Networking opportunities with students from other cities, districts and states can expand degree candidates’ professional connections and broaden their career opportunities after graduation.

Benefits of a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership

Principals make an average of $09,410 per year.

With a master’s degree in educational leadership, graduates can bring advanced management skills to the complexities of school administration in the areas of staff development, personnel planning and employee relationships.

The employment outlook for educational leadership is strong. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects a growth rate of six percent for school principals and nine percent for post-secondary education administrators over the 2014-2024 period.

The financial benefits of a master’s degree in educational leadership are worth the investment. As of May 2015, the median wage for elementary, middle and high school principals was $90,410 per year, with the top 10 percent earning more than $131,310. Corresponding figures for post-secondary education administrators are $88,580 and $174,280, respectively.

Career Paths in Educational Leadership

There are many opportunities for professionals with a master’s degree in educational leadership. For those interested in elementary or secondary schools, career roles include teacher-leader, assistant principal, principal, curriculum specialist, district administrator and others.
For individuals who prefer focusing on research and policy, opportunities within government think tanks and nonprofits that focus on educational policies are a smart decision. Policy analysts in these sectors influence education policy at local, state and national levels. They often help shape programs and evaluate their effectiveness.

LSU is one of the few online programs that offers a Master of Education in educational leadership. The M.Ed. in educational leadership program reports a 100 percent pass rate on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment. Graduates of the CAEP-approved program (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) work in a variety of positions across all sectors in education.

You can earn an affordable master’s degree in educational leadership as few as 15 months to advance your career and increase your earning potential. LSU’s online program can prepare you for inspired leadership in the education field.

Learn more about the LSU online M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program.


BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook: Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals

BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook: Postsecondary Education Administrators

BLS: Policy analysts: Shaping society through research and problem-solving

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