Education Administration Career

Saturday, 21. November 2009


Careers in teaching and as administrators of educational institutions are highly respected and ‘noble’ professions in society. The demand for qualified educators is on the rise and this trend is not likely to change anytime in the near future. Whether you are interested in working as a professor or elementary school teacher, a special-education instructor or corporate trainer you are sure to find a career in education extremely rewarding.

Education administrators are employed in universities and colleges, high school, pre-schools, and daycare centers. Principals manage secondary, middle, and elementary schools. Deans of faculty, registrars and university deans work at the university and collegiate level.

Eligibility, Entrance Exams & Courses:

The basic qualification for a career in Education Administration is a Bachelors Degree in any subject followed by a Bachelors Degree in Education (B.Ed) of a recognized University. For Senior Administrators in Education, a Masters Degree in Education (M.Ed) is a must. Professors, Deans and Registrars in Universities, in addition, require Doctoral degrees in various specializations plus advanced degrees in various aspects of students-parents-community relationships.


Top Colleges offering Courses in Education Administration:

There are thousands of Colleges/Universities which provide the requisite courses. Some of the reputed institutions are listed below for guidance:-

Name of Institution                                                                                             Details

  • AEC Training College, Hoshangabad, Pachmarhi (M.P) PIN-461881          B.Ed & Special Courses
  • Adarsh College of Comprehensive Education & Research,                           B.Ed, M.Ed & Adv Pgm                                Pune, Mahrashtra. PIN-411001
  • Aligarh Muslim University, Dept of Education, Aligarh (U.P) PIN-202002       B.Ed, M.Ed & Adv Pgm
  • Annamalai University, Dept of Education, Annamalai Nagar  (T.N)              B.Ed, M.Ed & Adv Pgm                                     PIN-628002
  • Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur (A.P) PIN-522510                               B.Ed & Distance Edn
  • Andhra University Campus, Visakhapatnam (A.P) PIN-530003                      M.Ed & Advanced Pgm
  • Andhra Mahila Sabha College of Education, Osmania University Campus     M.Ed degree                    Hyderabad. PIN-500007

Career Opportunities and Job Prospects:

Teaching on the faculty and education administration in all types of educational institutions is a fertile and never-ending avocation. Respectable careers are open in Pre-schools, High schools, Colleges, Universities and Special Needs schools. Huge job openings are available as Teachers, Lecturers, Readers, Professors, Deans, Registrars and Administrators. Aspirants must watch the advertisements in local dailies and search the websites to seek suitable jobs.

Salaries :

There is a wide variation in the salary structure depending upon the type of institution, qualification of candidates and experience. Public Schools and International Schools managed by private educational bodies give very lucrative salaries. Institutions affiliated to AICTE offer UGC scales of pay. As a general guide, the following remunerations may be expected:-

  • In Pre-primary & Primary Schools: Rs 8,000/- to Rs 15,000/- at entry level going upto Rs 20,000/- pm.
  • In High schools & Junior Colleges: Rs 10,000/- to Rs 25,000/- pm.
  • In Under-graduate colleges: Rs 15,000/- to Rs 30,000/- pm.
  • In Post-graduate colleges and Universities affiliated to UGC: Rs 20,000/- to Rs 35,000/- pm.
  • To Professors, Deans, Registrars & Administrators: Rs 35,000/- to Rs 45,000/- pm as per Doctoral qualifications, experience and seniority.

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