In this research, the views of school vice-principals who received postgraduate education in the field of educational administration regarding the postgraduate education they received were examined. The research was conducted with qualitative method and case study design. The study group was determined by criterion sampling technique. The data were collected through an interview form from 16 school vice-principals who worked in the province of Bursa. Content analysis technique was used to analyze the data; and the data were divided into codes and categories. The results shows that the school vice-principals think that receiving postgraduate education in the field of educational administration is necessary for educational administration. This education improves the administration skills of school administrators, provides them to gain academic knowledge and skills, and helps them recognize educational problems. In addition, it provides academic awareness and professional development, and individual and social skills, as well as administration skills. The views about the inadequacies of the course content of the programs in this field predominate, the courses are far from practice and examples, there are deficiencies in terms of program and legislation, and the course contents are theoretically dense. The views about the courses that should be added to the program content are generally concentrated on theoretical courses and, especially the views about the need to include courses on communication skills and human relations in the program are predominant. The school vice-principals think that this education should be included in the criteria for appointment as school administrators (Annex-1). According to the results, policies should be produced to encourage educators who intend to continue their careers in the field of educational administration to receive postgraduate education in this field, the curriculum should be created with current education discussions, and the emphasis of the courses on practice should be increased.
Educational administration, postgraduate education, school vice-principal.