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    Argosy University
   
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Argosy University Academic Catalog—Graduate Programs | Volume 8, Issue 1

Doctor of Education in Advanced Educational Administration Degree Program (certification)


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Argosy University, Phoenix

Program Overview


The purpose of Argosy University’s Doctor of Education (EdD) in Advanced Educational Administration certification degree program is to prepare currently certified or licensed school administrators for advanced positions or increase professional expertise. The program is designed for practicing educators who have already completed a graduate level program from a regionally accredited institution and currently hold principal or initial administrative licensure. The EdD in Advanced Educational Administration certification degree program does not lead to certification or licensure for building and district administrative positions.

Program Learning Outcomes


The Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards

Standard 1: At the district level, an education leader promotes the success of every student by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by all stakeholders.

Functions

A. Collaboratively develop and implement a shared vision and mission
B. Collect and use data to identify goals, assess organizational effectiveness, and promote organizational learning
C. Create and implement plans to achieve goals
D. Promote continuous and sustainable improvement
E. Monitor and evaluate progress and revise plans

Standard 2: At the district level, an education leader promotes the success of every student by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.

Functions

A. Nurture and sustain a culture of collaboration, trust, learning, and high expectations
B. Create a comprehensive, rigorous, and coherent curricular program
C. Create a personalized and motivating learning environment for students
D. Supervise instruction
E. Develop assessment and accountability systems to monitor student progress
F. Develop the instructional and leadership capacity of staff
G. Maximize time spent on quality instruction
H. Promote the use of the most effective and appropriate technologies to support teaching and learning
I. Monitor and evaluate the impact of the instructional program

Standard 3: At the district level, an education leader promotes the success of every student by ensuring management of the organization, operation, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.

Functions
A. Monitor and evaluate the management and operational systems
B. Obtain, allocate, align, and efficiently utilize human, fiscal, and technological resources
C. Promote and protect the welfare and safety of students and staff
D. Develop the capacity for distributed leadership
E. Ensure teacher and organizational time is focused to support quality instruction and student learning

Standard 4: At the district level, an education leader promotes the success of every student by collaborating with faculty and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.

Functions
A. Collect and analyze data and information pertinent to the educational environment
B. Promote understanding, appreciation, and use of the community’s diverse cultural, social, and intellectual resources
C. Build and sustain positive relationships with families and caregivers
D. Build and sustain productive relationships with community partners

Standard 5: At the district level, an education leader promotes the success of every student by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.

Functions
A. Ensure a system of accountability for every student’s academic and social success
B. Model principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency, and ethical behavior
C. Safeguard the values of democracy, equity, and diversity
D. Consider and evaluate the potential moral and legal consequences of decision-making
E. Promote social justice and ensure that individual student needs inform all aspects of schooling

Standard 6: At the district level, an education leader promotes the success of every student by understanding, responding to, and influencing the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.

Functions
A. Advocate for children, families, and caregivers
B. Act to influence local, district, state, and national decisions affecting student learning
C. Assess, analyze, and anticipate emerging trends and initiatives in order to adapt leadership strategies

Research Outcome

Students as scholar-practitioners develop skills in inquiry, critical thinking, scholarly writing, and decision-making by:
1. Analyzing and evaluating professional literature to make evidence-based decisions related to current practices in the field.
2. Analyzing, designing, conducting, and defending research in their disciplinary context using appropriate research designs.
3. Producing and defending a rigorous and credible dissertation.

Note

The EdD in Advanced Educational Administration degree program leads to the State of Arizona Department of Education Superintendent Certificate upon completion of all state and program requirements, including passage of the superintendent portion of the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA). This program is approved by the State of Arizona Department of Education and only meets the certification requirements for the State of Arizona. Students, who wish to work in a state other than Arizona, are responsible for investigating the other states’ regarding the reciprocity of the Arizona Department of Education Superintendent Certificate.

Note

There are limits to the number of online courses students may take and remain eligible for certification by the State of Arizona. When considering taking courses online students must seek guidance from the department chair or their academic advisor to avoid jeopardizing their eligibility to obtain an Arizona Department of Education Superintendent Certificate.

Admission Requirements


  • A master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or an appropriately certified foreign institution
  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) in work leading to the master’s degree and in any subsequent graduate study
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, “English Language Proficiency Policy .”
  • A minimum of three years of verified full time teaching experience in grades Prekindergarten-12. If teaching experience is from another state, applicant must submit formal verification that the school was a state-approved school
  • Verification of state approved Structured English Immersion (SEI) training†
  • Photocopy of valid Identity Verified Print (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card (plastic) issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • Interview with Program Admissions Committee and recommendation for admittance
  • A Writing Sample submitted with the program application

All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form
  • Current résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation (two from a source familiar with student’s academic abilities and one from a current school or district administrator)
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended
Note

† Students who have not successfully completed the Structured English Immersion certification prior to enrolling in the EdD in Advanced Educational Administration degree program will need to meet this requirement in order to complete the program.

 Graduation Requirements


A student is eligible for graduation from the EdD in Advanced Educational Administration degree program when the following requirements are met:

  • Successful completion of 60 credit hours that includes
    • 45 credit hours of coursework
    • 12 credit hours of dissertation
    • 3 credit hours of practicum
  • A grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a scale of 4.0) and a grade of “B-” or better in all required courses
  • Successful defense of dissertation
  • Passage of Comprehensive Examination
  • Passage of the Superintendent portion of the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA)
  • Completion of all requirements within seven years
  • Completed Petition to Graduate Form submitted to campus administration 

Arizona Principal Certification Requirements


Graduation from the EdD in Advanced Educational Administration degree program does not guarantee certification. To qualify for certification, the following conditions must be met:

  • Successful completion of all program requirements, including the Administrative Practicum and Dispositional Assessment
  • Verification of Arizona approved Structured English Immersion (SEI) training†
  • Passage of United States Constitution and Arizona state constitution examinations
  • Passage of the Superintendent portion of the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA)

† Students who have not successfully completed the Structured English Immersion certification prior to enrolling in the EdD in Advanced Educational Administration degree program will need to meet this requirement in order to complete the program.

Program Requirements


The EdD in Advanced Educational Administration degree program requires the satisfactory completion of 60 credit hours distributed as follows: Core Course requirements, 21 credit hours; Academic Writing and Research requirements, 18 credit hours; Elective requirements, 6 credit hours; Practicum requirements, 3 credit hours; Dissertation requirements, 12 credit hours.

Core Course Requirements


Students in the EdD in Advanced Educational Administration degree program complete seven courses (21 credit hours) to fulfill the Core Course requirements.

Academic Writing and Research Requirements


Students in the EdD in Advanced Educational Administration degree program complete six courses (18 credit hours) to fulfill the Academic Writing and Research requirements.

Elective Requirements


Students in the EdD in Advanced Educational Administration degree program choose two  elective courses (6 credit hours) with the approval of their advisor.

Elective Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following


  • Elective (3) †
  • Elective (3)

Elective Requirements—6 Credit Hours


Note

† Candidates who have not successfully completed the Structured English Immersion certification prior to enrolling in the EdD in Advanced Educational Administration degree program will need to meet this requirement in order to complete the program.

Practicum Requirements


Students in the EdD in Advanced Educational Administration degree program are required to complete 3 credit hours of practicum. Refer to the program handbook for details pertaining to procedures.

Practicum Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following


Practicum Requirements—3 Credit Hours


Dissertation Requirements


Upon successful completion of required coursework and comprehensive examinations, students enroll in dissertation courses. To progress through each dissertation course, students must complete specified course objectives. If progress is made and all objectives met, students enroll in the next dissertation block. If progress is made and objectives are substantively but not fully met by the end of each course (as determined by the dissertation chair in discussion with the dissertation committee) students must enroll in a zero credit extension course (tuition based on a credit hour equivalent as defined in Appendix III, Tuition and Fee Schedule ). If it is determined that no progress has been made, students will be required to retake the block in which no progress was made. If the student is required to retake a block due to no progress, the dissertation chair will assign a grade of No Credit (NC). Students are required to enroll in a Dissertation course or Dissertation Extension course every session from the beginning of the dissertation until passing the final defense earning 12 credit hours for dissertation. A student may only receive any combination of two NC, W, or WF grades during the dissertation sequence. Upon receiving the third NC, W, or WF within the dissertation sequence, the student will be dismissed from the program. Published course objectives for each dissertation course apply unless the student and dissertation committee/chair agree to and confirm in writing alternative specified objectives more appropriate for a particular dissertation topic.

Students in the EdD in Advanced Educational Administration certification degree program complete 12 credit hours of dissertation courses as outlined below.

Dissertation Requirements—Student Are Required to Choose One of the Following Tracks*


Dissertation Requirements—12 Credit Hours


Note

* Unless otherwise advised, students who begin dissertation Session I will follow Track One. Students who begin dissertation Session II will follow Track Two.

Gainful Employment Information


The following link provides program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important information for the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Advanced Educational Administration certification degree program offered at Argosy University:

Campus Gainful Employment Information
Argosy University, Phoenix ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/2946