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Top College in Tucson for an Education Administration Degree

Tucson, AZ, has few schools with programs in education administration. Find the best program for you by reading about one local school's rankings, program offerings and tuition info.

School and Ranking Information

Only two schools within 25 miles of Tucson offer degrees in education and school administration. For terminal degrees in education administration, the following school is consider the number one option in the area. This is due to the school's high national rankings, range of degree choices and specialization options.

  • Winner: The University of Arizona in Tucson offers graduate degree programs in teaching administration. These programs prepare graduates for leadership or administrative positions in elementary or high schools, school district offices or community colleges.

School Info Chart

Category University of Arizona
Rankings #121 in National Universities (2015)*
#48 in Best Graduate Education Schools (2014)*
Location Tucson, AZ
School Type 4-year; public
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Graduate: $11,526 (in-state); $27,398 (out-of-state)*
Educational Administration Degrees Offered Master's; Doctorate
Educational Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 43**
Most Popular Educational Administration Degree Level in 2013 Master's**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 61%**
Noteworthy In 2010, the Center for the Study of Higher Education was awarded the Peter W. Likins Inclusive Excellence Award***

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of Arizona

University of Arizona

  • Doctorate students may take administration certification coursework concurrently with their studies
  • Students may participate in the Higher Education Student Organization, which hosts events and activities for current students
  • Students in the teaching and teacher education program can choose concentrations in early childhood education, environmental learning, teachers in industry, science education, and math education

The University of Arizona is home to more than 31,000 students and offers 124 bachelor's degree programs, 131 master's programs and 94 doctoral programs. The school's higher education administration master's program incorporates courses about organization and administration, higher education history, student personnel services and student affairs. Students also complete an internship and take a comprehensive exam.

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership program includes courses on finance, supervision, personnel and law. The curriculum also involves an internship, which goes towards earning principal certification. Students can also complete a superintendent internship and class to pursue superintendent certification.

Students in the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program learn to research education policies and leadership, manage teachers and other education staff members, as well as institute leadership reforms. Students write a dissertation using their acquired research methods.

The 2-year master's program in teaching and teacher education is designed for licensed teachers with at least one year of teaching experience who want expertise in new areas. The program provides instruction in curriculum theory and educational research, and students have the option of writing a thesis or taking a comprehensive exam.


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