Lead the Way to Better Learning Outcomes
With a new set of educational leadership skills, you'll be in demand for your ability to enhance student learning and teacher success. Research shows the effectiveness of school leadership is the most influential factor in reducing teacher turnover.1 Beyond working conditions, the impact school leaders can have on student success is second only to classroom instruction.2
But with your M.A. in Educational Leadership, your impact doesn't have to be limited to the classroom: In 2017, U.S. companies spent $90.6 billion on training their employees—a 32 percent leap from 2016—improving the educational leadership career outlook.3
“The networking opportunities that developed through collaboration with other students online [exceeded my expectations].”
– Kaela Gallup, Saint Mary’s MAEL online student
Leadership Equals Opportunity
Within educational, non-profit, and private sector organizations, few skills are more in demand than leadership, making the educational leadership career outlook broad and bright. With a master's degree, you'll be eligible for opportunities to transition into the next stage of an educational career, in roles like program director, administrator, or school leader*.
Jobs, Income, and Projected Employment Growth for 2018–2028
In many industries, opportunities for careers in educational leadership are robust, and salaries are well above the national standard. Explore the educational leadership careers below, including a variety of positions well-suited for graduates of our online master's in educational leadership program, as well as salaries and projected growth:
Projected Job Growth,
Elementary, Middle, and High School Principal
Post-Secondary Education Administrator
Social and Community Service Manager
Training and Development Manager
Where Saint Mary's M.A. in Educational Leadership Grads Work
You can put an M.A. in Educational Leadership degree to work in roles beyond schools. From business development to human resources, healthcare to information technology, graduates of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's master's in educational leadership program currently work in a variety of industries, with titles like senior manager of education and training, career counselor, program manager, associate program director, and more:
Companies and Organizations
This information is based on self-reported student/alumni data from LinkedIn as of April 2018.
*This is not a licensure preparation program for K-12 administrative licensure. If you are looking to become a Principal, Director of Special Education, or Superintendent in Minnesota, the completion of an education-related master's program allows you to enter the Saint Mary's Ed.S. in Educational Administration to complete coursework and field experience in preparation for licensure. If you are looking to become a K-12 public school administrator in another state, it is your responsibility to check with the administrative licensing body in your state for specific licensure preparation requirements. Learn more about professional licensure here.