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Denver Education Specialist (EdS) in Initial Educational Administration Courses & Admissions Requirements

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Admissions 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) during the last two years of undergraduate work and any subsequent 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 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
  • Evidence of valid educational certificate
  • Evidence of a criminal background or fingerprint check
  • Evidence of 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 post-secondary schools attended

Course List

Core Course Requirements

Students in the EdS in Initial Educational Administration degree program complete eight courses (24 credit hours) to fulfill the core course requirements

Core Course Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

E7009 - Educational Leadership in Administration
(3)

(3)

E7010 - Change Theory: The School
(3)

(3)

E7011 - Advanced Supervision
(3)

(3)

E7012 - Data Driven Change for School Improvement
(3)

(3)

E7013 - Survey of School Law
(3)

(3)

E7014 - Educational Finance and Business Management
(3)

(3)

E7015 - Human Resources in Education
(3)

(3)

W7000 - Advanced Academic Study and Writing
(3)

(3)

Core Course Requirements—24 Credit Hours

 

Elective Requirements

Students in the EdS in Initial Educational Administration degree program choose one elective course (3 credit hours) with the approval of their advisor.

Elective Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following
  • Elective (3)
Elective Requirements—3 Credit Hours

 

Practicum Requirements

Students in the EdS 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

 

E8383 - School Administrative Practicum/Internship I
(1.5)

(1.5)

E8384 - School Administrative Practicum/Internship II
(1.5)

(1.5)

Practicum Requirements—3 Credit Hours

 


DISCLAIMER(S) 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 Argosy University, Denver College of Education 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. Therefore, there is no licensure or employment information to disclose for graduates of these programs.