Education Supervision Schools and Universities in the U.S.

Education supervision or administration is a master's and doctoral degree earned by students interested in administration, principal work and other education-related management positions. While master's degrees in this field prepare graduates for administrative positions, a doctoral degree qualifies individuals to expand their knowledge and teach at the university level.

Education supervision programs focus on the administration aspects of education rather than an education specialization, such as math. These programs may also cover counseling theories, epistemology, research methods, compulsory issues and human development.

Find schools that offer these popular programs

  • Adult Education Administration
  • Community College Education
  • Educational and Curriculum Supervision
  • Educational Leadership
  • Higher Education Administration
  • K thru 8 Administration and Principalship
  • Secondary School Administration
  • Special Education Administration
  • Superintendency Education
  • Urban Education Leadership

Schools with Education Supervision Programs

The below schools offer graduate level programs in education supervision and administration:

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)*
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD 4-year, Private Certificate, Master's Graduate: $50,510
Harvard University Cambridge, MA 4-year, Private Master's, Doctorate Graduate: $42,874
Stanford University Stanford, CA 4-year, Private Master's, Doctorate Graduate: $46,320
Vanderbilt University (Peabody) Nashville, TN 4-year, Private Master's, Doctorate Graduate: $44,050
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI 4-year, Public Certificate, Master's, Doctorate Graduate: $11,870 (in-state), $25,196 (out-of-state)
University of Washington Seattle, WA 4-year, Public Master's, Doctorate Graduate: $16,278 (in-state), $28,326 (out-of-state)
Northwestern University Evanston, IL 4-year, Private Master's Graduate: $49,064
Teacher's College at Columbia University New York, NY 4-year, Private Master's, Doctorate Graduate: $35,752
University of Texas--Austin Austin, TX 4-year, Public Master's, Doctorate Graduate: $10,934 (in-state), $20,762 (out-of-state)

Source: *NCES College Navigator

School Selection Criteria

Prospective students should consider the following when selecting an education supervision program:

  • Students need to ensure their prospective program offers the standard education administrative curriculum.
  • Students should verify a school's accreditation; this is necessary for school districts and other employers to know an applicant meets national standards and is ready for the transition into the professional field.
  • Potential education supervision schools must offer both field and classroom experience to prospective students.
  • Students should research a school's faculty and reputation.

Education supervision programs prepare students for administrative and leadership roles within educational organizations. As such, these degree programs are usually found at the master's and doctorate levels.

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