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

Doctor of Education in Initial Educational Administration Degree Program—Argosy University, Denver


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Program Overview


The purpose of Argosy University’s Doctor of Education (EdD) in Initial Educational Administration degree program is to prepare individuals to serve as school principals and/or building-level administrators. The program is designed for practicing educators who have already completed a graduate level program from a regionally accredited institution or an appropriately certified foreign institution, and seeking administrative licensure at the initial or K-12 level. Completion of the EdD in Initial Educational Administration degree program results in a terminal degree which includes a specific writing, research, and dissertation sequence.

Note


The EdD in Initial Educational Administration degree program leads to the Colorado Initial Principal Certificate upon completion of all state and program requirements, including passage of the Program Licensing Assessment for Colorado Educators (PLACE) exam. This program is approved by the Colorado Department of Education and only meets the certification requirements for the State of Colorado. Students, who wish to work in a state other than Colorado, are responsible for investigating the other states’ criteria regarding reciprocity of the Colorado Initial Principal Certificate.

Upon completion of all state and program requirements, only the MAED in Educational Administration, the EdS in Initial Educational Administration, and the EdD in Initial Educational Administration programs offered through the College of Education at Argosy University, Denver meet all Colorado Principal Licensure requirements.

All other programs offered through Argosy University, Denver College of Education DO NOT lead to teacher or administrator certification, licensure, or endorsement in any State in the United States.

The programs offered through Argosy University, Online Programs DO NOT lead to teacher or administrator certification, licensure, or endorsement in any State in the United States regardless of the State in which the student resides.

The first MAEd in Educational Administration, EdS in Initial Educational Administration, and EdD in Initial Educational Administration program cohorts began in January 2015.There is no licensure or employment information to disclose for graduates of the EdS in Initial Educational Administration or EdD in Initial Educational Administration programs. Over the past year, there were 9 graduate of Argosy University, Denver’s Master of Education in Educational Administration degree program. Of the admitted students, there is an average of 15.3% of student who graduated from the program in the five year time period while 89% of graduates actively seeking jobs are employed within 6 months of graduating. Approximately 22.2% of graduates acquired licensure, 22.2% are still working on completing the experiential prerequisites, and 55.6% did not respond to our request for information.

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 3 years of full-time successful teaching experience; If teaching experience is from another state, applicant must submit formal verification that the school was state approved
  • Evidence of valid educational certificate 
  •  Evidence of a criminal background or fingerprint check 
  • Evidence of completed Dispositional Assessment
  • 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 the student’s academic abilities and one from a current school or district administrator)
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended

Graduation Requirements


A student is eligible for graduation from the EdD in Initial 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
  • Passage of the dispositional assessment
  • Passage of the Program for Licensing Assessment for Colorado Educators (PLACE) requirement for administrators 
  • Passage of the Comprehensive Examination
  • Successful defense of dissertation
  • Completion of all requirements within seven years of matriculation in program
  • Completed Petition to Graduate Form/Institutional Recommendation Checklist (for Certification) submitted to campus administration

Colorado Principal Certification Requirements


Graduation from the EdD in Initial 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
  • Passage of the Program for Licensing Assessment for Colorado Educators (PLACE) requirement for administrators

Program Requirements


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

Academic Writing and Research Requirements


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

Elective Requirements


Students enrolled in the EdD in Initial 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


Practicum Requirements


Students enrolled in the EdD in Initial 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


Students enrolled in the EdD in Initial Educational Administration 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.
 

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