This study aimed at developing an educational managerial guide for strategic planning in higher education in Jordan, based on the theoretical literature on the subject and the current planning reality in the Ministry of Higher Education. The study society consisted of all employees in the departments of the Ministry of Higher Education in Jordan in 2013/2014, and the study sample consisted of (186) employee who participate directly in decision-making. In order to achieve the objective of the study, the theoretical literature and previous studies were surveyed and a questionnaire was developed to measure the planning reality in the Ministry of Higher Education, and to revel the degree of willingness to practice all stages of strategic planning. The questionnaire consisted of (74) paragraphs summarized the reality of the plan available in the Ministry of Higher Education and the challenges facing it. Statistical averages and standard deviations were used to determine the planning reality in the Ministry of Higher Education and the degree of desire to practice its stages. It was found that the Ministry of Higher Education adopts the plan of implementation and then the long-term plan and the strategic plan. The entity familiar with and participating in the development of the plan was represented in the senior leadership in the ministry. The results of the study showed the need for the Ministry of Higher Education to provide an educational management guide in the strategic planning of the ministry. Accordingly, an educational management guide for the strategic planning of the Ministry of Higher Education was developed. The main outcome of the study was the development of the Educational Guide to Strategic Planning.
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