5 Things to Look for in an Educational Leadership Program

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If you’re looking to become a school administrator, getting the best education you can is paramount to serving your school well. So how do you decide which school is the right fit for you? Here are a few tips:

1. Convenience

Starting school shouldn’t mean ignoring every existing obligation. Search for a program that can be done at your own pace or that can work around your schedule. Many universities have adult learning programs with instructors who understand the rigors of daily life.

2. Relevance

You want teachers who know what it’s like to work in the field they’re teaching in. Make sure your instructors have real-life experience in educational leadership, and learn as much from them as you can!

3. Focused

Look at the courses provided in the program. Do they cover what you would like to learn? Can you see how you would grow as a student in that program? Ensure the university you attend has a mission and curriculum you can get on board with.

4. Accreditation

When looking into programs, check that they are accredited by a recognized board. Some universities may not be accredited in the program you’re interested in, which may present barriers when looking for jobs or opportunities for future studies.

5. History of Success

If you’re planning to obtain a master’s degree, you’re probably looking to fulfill certain goals. Check with the university you’re interested in to see how many students have graduated from the program and how they are currently doing. Let the results speak for themselves!


Teachers give students a gift no one can take away: knowledge. To teach effectively, educators need to know they’re taken care of by their administration and that someone is looking out for the best interests of students, the school, and the educators. You were made for more. Be the difference.

If you’re interested in studying Educational Leadership, you may be interested in SNU’s Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, with classes once a week or 100% online. Click here to learn more.

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