Master of Education in Education Administration

  • M.Ed
  • Graduate
  • On Campus
  • Education

With a Master of Education in Education Administration, you will develop the practical skills required for effective school administration and leadership.

Program Details

  • Next Start Date:  June 28, 2024
  • Est. Program Length:  2 years
  • Credit Hours:  39
  • Course Length:  7 and 14 weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:  $664

Why Study Education Administration at Rivier?

Rivier’s M.Ed. in Education Administration degree will successfully prepare you for principal and other leadership roles in elementary, middle, and high schools. As a principal, you will manage day-to-day school operations, participate in curriculum development, interact with the community, parents, and students, and work to provide a school environment that supports academic success.

In the M.Ed. in Education Administration program, you will:

  • Develop the practical skills required for effective school administration and leadership
  • Become an effective educator and communicator
  • Connect theory with practice for classroom success
  • Develop your critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Program of Study

This is a 39-credit program, which includes coursework, field experiences, and an internship. Coursework spans a wide range of subjects—curriculum development, school administration leadership, staff development, educational finance, the law, collaboration, intervention, and more. The program culminates with an internship in a school setting under the supervision of a certified school principal.


  • Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible for certification in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories, the Department of Defense Education Activity, Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario per the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
  • This degree program leads to school principal certification by the New Hampshire State Department of Education, and is based on the standards for certification established by the New Hampshire Department of Education.
  • The Education Administration program incorporates the recommendations of the American Association of School Administrators and the National Association of Secondary School Principals Assessment Center Project. It also address the competencies identified as standards for school leaders by the Interstate Leaders Licensure Consortium, a program of the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Rivier made it easy—to enroll, to work full-time, and to complete my course work—and to truly enjoy my graduate experience from start to finish.

Where Will Your Education Administration Degree Take You?

Graduates of this program are well-rounded academic leaders, prepared to work effectively with colleagues, parents, and the community to help students get the best education possible.


  • School principals
  • School vice/assistant principals
  • Curriculum coordinators
  • Private school headmasters

Teacher. Principal. President. In 2016, Linda Brodeur, Class of 1982/2001G, was honored with the Educator of the Year Award, having distinguished herself as the first-ever female president of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Schools and as the first lay president of Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, NH. She received the University's Outstanding Educator Award in 2018.

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Earn your M.Ed. in Education Administration and advance academic excellence through effective administrative leadership.