As an Education Administrator, you will manage support systems, administration and activities in schools and colleges in order to facilitate its smooth functioning.
Education administrators act as a support to the faculty members and ensure quality in the service of the organization. Administrators may also have student recruitment, marketing, or public relations roles. They could also be responsible for budgetary/financial administration, project management or human resources management etc.
They are known in various names and juggle many roles. In larger institutions they tend to specialize in one area. Some of the job roles of Education Administrators are:
Students can pursue a career as education administer in future irrespective of their stream at higher secondary level. Securing good marks at this level would be a prerequisite for admission into degree level.
Students can take any bachelor’s degree after their plus two according to their interests and aptitude. But it is important that they need to acquire or improve their soft skills in language and management.
Master’s in educational planning and administration will give you the exposure about the field of education and its management. It is a two year program, the admission will be on the basis of merit or entrance examinations which are conducted by universities.
Post graduation diploma in educational management and administration.
IGNOU is providing one year long post graduation diploma course in educational management and administration. Which is distance mode of learning, students could enter into this program after their UG.
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Strong interpersonal and communication skills will help an education administrator to relate to students, academic staff, teachers, senior managers and colleagues in other areas.
An education administrator will need to pay good attention to detail to identify the problems, tackle issues and avoid mistakes.
Education administrators must possess good financial skills as they will be handling budgetary/financial dealings of the organization.
Education administrators are expected to lead teams of teachers and staff members. It is highly required to motivate and inspire the team in order to increase commitment
Education administrators must possess good writing skills as they are supposed to prepare documents and reports
Education administrators will be using their creative problem solving skills to deal with queries and complaints from their team members, outsiders and students.
Education administrator must be committed to organizing the working day by managing time so that they can accomplish duties and see the things that have the highest priority.
An education administrator will be responsible to analyze data and evaluations to make decisions in the institution and develop clear strategies. Having well defined strategies and norms will help the institution to improve the performance of students or to improve the outcomes of specific curriculum.