WOODBURN, Ore., Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Top Master's in Education, the ultimate guide to every education-related master's degree, has released its new ranking of the 20 Best Master's in Educational Leadership Degrees for 2017.
Educational leadership involves shaping the next generation. Positions in this field include principals, superintendents, assistant principals, academic deans, instructional coaches, and directors of curriculum and instruction. These administrators provide educational, curricular, and financial leadership, as well as ensure the smooth day-to-day operations of schools.
There is a lot of variation in educational leadership degrees. While they are all graduate degrees, the title changes from Educational Leadership to Educational Administration, with numerous titles in between. Not all educational leadership degrees end in principal licensure, though; to gain principal licensure, more education is required, although a few of the programs on the list provide the option to continue to the principalship or combine the program with the master's degree.
"Anyone wanting to enter the ranks of educational leadership is highly advised to get a master's degree," said Nick Plato, the Managing Editor of Top Master's in Education. "In most public school settings, and many private ones, it is essentially a prerequisite for consideration."
The Top Master's in Education methodology uses evidence-based research of various relevant categories. Data for this ranking came from the National Center for Educational Statistics, the National Council for Teacher Quality (NCTQ), U.S. News and World Report, and school websites. Criteria used for this list includes the school's reputation, NCTQ evaluations, student to faculty ratio, tuition, and mid-career salary.
The 20 Best Master's in Educational Leadership Degrees ranking finds University of Florida in first place, Baruch College in second, and University of Washington occupying third.
The complete list of ranked schools in alphabetical order is as follows:
Arizona State University
CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College
CUNY Lehman College
Ferris State University
Iowa State University
Minnesota State University Mankato
New Jersey City University
St. Cloud State University
Texas A & M Commerce
University of Florida
University of Idaho
University of Minnesota
University of Nebraska Omaha
University of Northern Colorado
University of Oregon
University of South Florida
University of Washington
Winona State University
Top Master's in Education is the ultimate guide to every education-related master's degree, aimed at helping current and future teachers, principals, and counselors, and other education professionals advance their careers and their knowledge. It publishes rankings, reviews, and articles to help people interested in obtaining a master's degree in any and all educational fields.
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