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Phoenix 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 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
  • Photocopy of valid Identity Verified Prints (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card (plastic) issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • Verification of state approved Structured English Immersion (SEI) training†
  • 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
Note

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

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
Note

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

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)

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 Educational Specialist in Initial 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.

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.

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