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Salt Lake City Doctor of Education (EdD) 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) 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 ."
  • Utah Professional Educator  Level 2  license
  • Three years of successful education experience within a five-year period in a Utah public or accredited private school
  • At least 21 years of age as required by Utah State Board of Education requirements.
  • Evidence of cleared background/fingerprint check
  • 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:

  • 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

Course List

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)

(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)

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
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 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 in Utah must complete E7615 - Special Education Administration to meet Utah requirements

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
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
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 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, and the EdD in Initial Educational Administration are approved by the Utah State Office of Education to lead to school administrator licensure upon completion of all program and state requirements.

The EdS and EdD in Advanced Educational Administration 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 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 licensure and are approved by the Utah State Office 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.