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Online Education Specialist Certification Careers

What Can I Do With This Online Education Specialist Degree?

Postsecondary Instructor1

Take the skills you’ve earned with your Education Specialist degree program to pursue a college teaching position within your area of expertise. The median annual salary for postsecondary teachers was $79,540 in 2019. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects an 11 percent rise in job openings for these instructional professionals by 2028.

School Administrator2

Prepare for a career as a principal at any level of public-school education with the education you receive from your online Ed.S. program. The BLS projects a 4 percent growth rate for elementary, middle and high school principals by 2028. And as of 2019, the median annual wage for school principals was $96,400.

School Counselors3

Prepare for a career as a school counselor at any level of education, both public and private schools, with the education you receive from your online EdS degree program. The BLS projects an 8 percent growth rate by 2028, which is faster than the average of other careers. And as of 2019, the median annual wage for school counselors was $57,040.


Depending on the specific certification or option you pursue in your program, your Educational Specialist certification degree will help you prepare for a number of careers in public, private and higher education, including:

  • School Principal
  • Director of Special Education
  • School Counselor
  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Director or Pupil Personnel
  • Supervisor of Instruction

“$96,400”  Median Annual Pay for Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals2

1Postsecondary Teachers
2Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals
3School and Career Counselors