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Salt Lake City 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."
  • 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:

  • 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 nine courses (27 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)

E7615 - Special Education Administration
(3)

(3)

W7000 - Advanced Academic Study and Writing
(3)

(3)

Core Course Requirements—27 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)

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 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 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.