Master's Degree in Administration

Department of Educational Leadership

Degree Description

The Lamar University Master of Education Degree in Administration is designed to prepare you for professional careers in school leadership. This degree and certification will teach you about organizational leadership and decision-making, the design and implementation of instruction for student achievement, management of the organization and its operations, human resource development and building parent involvement and community support.


Why Study Educational Administration at Lamar?

The online Master of Education Degree in Administration at Lamar University gives you the benefit of hands-on experience from day one, immersing you in research and gaining valuable real-world experience throughout the program. Our program is ranked as a top affordable online graduate education program by both U.S. News & World Report and
In addition to research- and evidence-based instructional and curriculum management skills, you will also learn best practices and techniques for instructional leadership related to curriculum, instruction, supervision and theories, and methods for adult learning and professional development.
By developing effective communication and mentoring skills, you will gain skills in teacher evaluation and personnel management. Finally, through internship experiences in supervision and principalship, you'll gain job-related experience in supervision and facilities management.

Career Paths

This degree plan is specifically designed to help you become a school superintendent, principal or administrator. You'll study instructional leadership, public relations responsibilities and school law to prepare you for your internship and eventual appointment as a school administrator.


Primary Careers

Principal, School Superintendent, Administrator

Meet the Faculty

Faculty Member NameKay Abernathy, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Faculty Member NameJimmy Creel, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor
Robert NicksRobert Nicks, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Tilisa ThibodeauxTilisa Thibodeaux, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor