Those who manage elementary and secondary schools are called principals. Principals meet with staff to advise, explain, or answer procedural questions. They visit classrooms, observe teaching methods, review instructional objectives, and examine learning materials. In most principals and assistant principals need a master's degree in education administration or educational supervision. Some principals and central office administrators have a specialized degree in education administration. License requirements vary by state. Several states currently use these national standards. Some States require administrators to take continuing education courses to keep their certification. Salaries of education administrators depend on several factors, including the location and enrollment level in the school or school district.
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