Education executives direct and shape the curricula and teaching processes in a school or school district, or they may run the educational programs in non-school settings such as museums, businesses and non-profits. They are leaders, educators and innovators with wide-ranging responsibilities from curriculum development and educational program installations to operations and fiscal management.
They provide leadership and guidance to teachers, school administrators and support staff, as well as work with educational committees and advisory groups within the community to come up with the most appropriate curricula to meet the needs of their students. They develop annual budgets, work with the Board of Directors to set economic objectives and other fiscal policies, and ensure programs comply with state and federal regulations and School Board policies.
Education executives work at the state and national level, and their jobs usually require a master’s degree in an education- or business-related field plus an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree or higher in Administration and Supervision or Educational Leadership. Jobs are projected to grow 6% between 2018 and 2028.