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Careers for Educational Leadership MA Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Career and technical education teacher
  • College professor
  • College-level administrator
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Librarian
  • Preschool and childcare center director
  • Preschool, elementary, middle and high school principal or teacher
  • School and career counselor
  • Teacher assistant

Job outlook data

Elementary, middle and high school principals held around 240,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of elementary, middle and high school principals is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024.

From 2014 to 2024, the number of students enrolled in schools is projected to increase. Some additional schools may open to accommodate these students, resulting in a need for more assistant principals and principals. As the large baby boom generation retires, there may be better opportunities for candidates to advance into higher positions.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of elementary, middle and high school principals are:

  • Public, private, magnet and charter schools


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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals.

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