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Phoenix Doctor of Education (EdD) in Advanced 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) 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.

Course List

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.

Core Course Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

E7000 - Education Public Policy Analysis
(3)

(3)

E7001 - Comprehensive Planning
(3)

(3)

E7002 - Change Theory: The District
(3)

(3)

E7004 - Improving School Leadership Through Data Driven Inquiry
(3)

(3)

E7005 - Advanced Education Law
(3)

(3)

E7006 - Human and Fiscal Resources Management in Public Schools
(3)

(3)

E7007 - Ethics and Interpersonal Effectiveness for Educational Leaders
(3)

(3)

Core Course Requirements—21 Credit Hours

 

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.

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

 

E7834 - Writing for Research and Professional Publications
(3)

(3)

R7001 - Introduction to Research Methods
(3)

(3)

R7031 - Methods and Analysis of Quantitative Research
(3)

(3)

R7035 - Methods and Analysis of Qualitative Research
(3)

(3)

W7000 - Advanced Academic Study and Writing
(3)

(3)

Students Choose One of the Following

 

R7036 - Program Evaluation Methods
(3)

(3)

R7037 - Survey Techniques
(3)

(3)

R7038 - Applied Research
(3)

(3)

R7040 - Advanced Qualitative Methods
(3)

(3)

Academic Writing and Research Requirements—18 Credit Hours

 

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

 

E8380 - School District Practicum/Internship I
(1.5)

(1.5)

E8381 - School District Practicum/Internship II
(1.5)

(1.5)

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*

 

Track One

 

D9001 - Dissertation A
(3)

(3)

D9002 - Dissertation B
(3)

(3)

D9003 - Dissertation C
(3)

(3)

D9004 - Dissertation D
(3)

(3)

Track Two

 

D9501 - Dissertation I
(1.5)

(1.5)

D9502 - Dissertation II
(3)

(3)

D9503 - Dissertation III
(3)

(3)

D9504 - Dissertation IV
(3)

(3)

D9505 - Dissertation V
(1.5)

(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.


DISCLAIMER(S)

Only the MAED in Educational Administration, the EdS in Initial Educational Administration, the EdD in Initial Educational Administration, the EdS in Advanced Educational Administration, and the EdD in Advanced Educational Administration are approved by the Arizona Department of Education to lead to school administration licensure/certification upon completion of all program and state requirements.

Only the MA in School Psychology , EdS in School Psychology, and the PsyD in School Psychology are approved by the Arizona Department of Education to lead to school psychology licensure/certification upon completion of all program and state requirements.

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 Doctor of Education in Advanced Educational Administration is designed for the education professional who wants to advance to administrative positions in P-12 schools that require certification. These programs meet the requirements for certification and are approved by the Arizona Department of Education.

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