Argosy University

Initial Educational Administration
Doctor of Education

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

Core Course Requirements

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

Core Course Requirements--Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

E7009 - Educational Leadership in Administration (3)
E7010 - Change Theory: The School (3)
E7011 - Advanced Supervision (3)
E7012 - Data Driven Change for School Improvement (3)
E7013 - Survey of School Law (3)
E7014 - Educational Finance and Business Management (3)
E7015 - Human Resources in Education (3)

Core Course Requirements--21 Credit Hours

 

Academic Writing and Research Requirements

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

Academic Writing and Research Requirements--Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

W7000 - Advanced Academic Study and Writing (3)
R7001 - Introduction to Research Methods (3)
R7031 - Methods and Analysis of Quantitative Research (3)
R7035 - Methods and Analysis of Qualitative Research (3)
E7834 - Writing for Research and Professional Publications (3)

Students Choose One of the Following

 

R7036 - Program Evaluation Methods (3)
R7037 - Survey Techniques (3)
R7038 - Action Research (3)
R7040 - Advanced Qualitative Methods (3)

Academic Writing and Research Requirements--18 Credit Hours

 

Elective Requirements†

Students 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

Note

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

Dissertation Requirements

Students 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*

 

Track One

 

D9001 - Dissertation (3)
D9002 - Dissertation (3)
D9003 - Dissertation (3)
D9004 - Dissertation (3)

Track Two

 

D9501 - Dissertation (1.5)
D9502 - Dissertation (3)
D9503 - Dissertation (3)
D9504 - Dissertation (3)
D9505 - Dissertation (1.5)

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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