Master's degree programs open the door for certification as a school principal or other education administrators. Students study leadership and learn about teacher evaluation, staffing issues and the school's relationship to the community. Many programs allow students to choose electives in a particular area of specialization. An internship in a school is typically required. Some doctoral programs focus on teaching methods and curriculum development, while others are aimed at education administration and cover topics such as finance and management. Most programs consist of seminars and fieldwork, along with research projects. Some programs offer online courses.