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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Argosy University Academic Catalog—Graduate Programs | Volume 8, Issue 1

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership Degree Program


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Offering Campuses


Argosy University, Inland Empire; Argosy University, Los Angeles; Argosy University, Orange County; Argosy University, Sarasota; Argosy University, Tampa

Program Overview


The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership non-certification degree program is designed for those students preparing for or advancing their careers as educational leaders in professional position as school district, regional, state or national administrators.

Eligibility for Licensure


The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degree program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.

Program Learning Outcomes


Program Learning Outcome One: Demonstrate professional competence.
Program Learning Outcome Two: Use personal growth and interpersonal effectiveness to effect positive change in the lives of candidates and students.
Program Learning Outcome Three: Develop ethically and culturally responsive practices that acknowledge all facets of a pluralistic society.
Program Learning Outcome Four: Develop learning community practices that reflect an awareness of social issues and a commitment to social justice.

Admission Requirements


  • A master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution that has been approved, 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.”
  • 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.
  • Documentation of applicant employment with or access to a professional or educational organization.
  • Official transcripts for the institution that conferred the master’s degree and institutions where graduate coursework was subsequently taken. Bachelor’s level transcripts are not required.
  • Prior to matriculation, applicants will be required to submit a personal/professional goal statement.

Graduation Requirements


  • Students in the EdD in Educational Leadership degree program are eligible for graduation when the following requirements are met:

  • Satisfactory completion of all requirements in the program of study developed in consultation with the advisor
  • Satisfactory completion of 60 credit hours beyond the master’s degree that includes
    • 21 credit hours of core courses
    • 12 credit hours of research courses
    • 3 credit hours of elective courses
    • 12 credit hours of concentration courses
    • 12 credit hours of dissertation courses
  • Minimum grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) and a grade of “B-” or better in all required courses
  • Successful completion of the Comprehensive Examination
  • Successful completion and defense of the Dissertation
  • Completion of all degree requirements within seven years of matriculation in program
  • Completed Petition to Graduate From submitted to Campus Administration

Program Requirements


Students in the EdD in Educational Leadership degree program are required to complete 60 credit hours distributed as follows: core course requirements, 21 credit hours; research requirements, 12 credit hours; elective requirements, 3 credit hours; concentration requirements, 12 credit hours; doctoral research requirements, 12 credit hours.

Core Course Requirements


Students in the EdD in Educational Leadership degree program are required to complete seven core courses (21 credit hours).

Core Course Requirements—21 Credit Hours


Research Requirements


Students in the EdD in Educational Leadership degree program complete four courses in research (12 credit hours).

Concentration Requirements


Students in the EdD in Educational Leadership degree program are required to take four courses (12 credit hours) within the Higher Education concentration area.

Higher Education Concentration Requirements — 12 Credit Hours


Elective Requirements


Students in the EdD in Educational Leadership degree program are required to take one elective course (3 credit hours).

Elective Requirements — Students Are Required to Take the Following


  •  Elective (3)*

*Elective course is selected upon Department Chair approval

Higher Education Elective Requirements — 3 Credit Hours


Comprehensive Examination


Students are required to successfully complete a comprehensive examination that focuses on the learner outcomes that are associated with the required core, research, concentration and elective courses of the program. Students must take the comprehensive examination in the last semester of the coursework (core, research, concentration and elective) and just prior to enrolling in the dissertation courses.

Dissertation Requirements


Students in the EdD in Educational Leadership non-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*


Track Two


Dissertation Requirements — 12 Credit Hours


Gainful Employment Information


The following links provide program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info for the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership degree program offered at Argosy University:

Campus
Gainful Employment Information
 Argosy University, Inland Empire
 Argosy University, Los Angeles
 Argosy University, Orange County
Argosy University, Sarasota ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/779
ArgosyUniversity, Tampa ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/848

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