School of Education & Counseling

Educational Administration (Puerto Rico)  Master of Education

The Master of Education in Educational Administration program prepares students to obtain certification as an administrator and perform management- and policy-related duties in educational settings. The certification components are exclusively tailored for Puerto Rico. Students may optionally choose the non-certification track of this program.

Puerto Rico
30 - 32 Credits
Starts September 3, 2024


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Master of Education in Educational Administration Overview

The Master of Education in Educational Administration program reflects the current standards established by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Department of Education of Puerto Rico.

The program is designed for experienced leaders and PreK-12 school and district director candidates who demonstrate leadership skills in teaching, management and operations, parent and community participation, and who promote a professional culture.

The ultimate goal is to create competent, caring and qualified educators based on the principles of the Council for the Accreditation of Education Program (CAEP).

Educational Administration Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MEd in Educational Administration program will learn practices, skills and tools that will enable them to:

  • Demonstrate a realistic understanding of the expectations and responsibilities of workplace administrators
  • Promote student learning
  • Support professional development and personal success by cultivating a shared vision that puts the teaching and learning process at the center of education

They will also work effectively, safely and efficiently by using resources to support the specific school, district or other educational missions in:

  • Implementing the curriculum and programming
  • Hiring staff
  • Creating partnerships with families, community organizations and other interested parties
  • Encouraging and maintaining a culture of reflective practice, high expectations and continuous learning for all involved

“I gained extensive knowledge and experience that immediately helped me in my career.”

Marcela González Arinello

Educational Administration Tuition Information

Cost Per Credit
Total Program Tuition
Puerto Rico
Cost Per Credit$344
Credits* 30 - 32 credits
Total Program Tuition $10,320 - $11,008

*See curriculum sheet for a breakdown of credits and credit ranges.

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

  • Valid Puerto Rico teacher certification, if pursuing a PRDOE license
  • Three consecutive years of employment as a teacher, if pursuing a PRDOE license
  • 3.0 GPA required to enter the program for certification; must be maintained throughout the program.

Careers in Education

An MEd in Educational Administration equips graduates with the skills necessary to advance and excel in high-level administrative positions in the field of education. Many candidates aspire to become school principals.

The median annual wage for elementary, middle and high school principals was $101,320 in May 2022. Although employment growth is projected to be limited over the next decade, about 20,200 openings are expected each year.*


Median annual wage for elementary, middle and high school principals in the U.S.*


Expected yearly openings for elementary, middle and high school principals*

Jobs with an MEd in Educational Administration

In general, MEd in Educational Administration degree-holders become leaders for teachers, subdirectors and directors, or seek administrative positions in organizations and agencies specializing in education.

Graduates will be qualified to obtain certification as an administrator and take on management- and policy-related duties in PK-12 public school contexts or other educational settings. Graduates without certification normally seek leadership positions in private institutions and charter schools, or positions where they provide workforce development through training of education policy.

Administrative licensure is required for part- or full-time employment as a director, department head or curriculum specialist.

Faculty Spotlight

Yvonne Montfort

Yvonne Montfort


Senior Professor and School of Education, Coordinator for the School Administration Program

Dra. Yvonne Montfort has 24 years of teaching experience at the university level and 30 years as an educator in different positions including part of the staff of the Puerto Rico Secretary of Education from 1998-2000 for a total of 54 years in the educational field. Her commitment to education has been present all her life.