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Sarasota Education Specialist (EdS) 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 or related education services experience in grades Prekindergarten-12. If teaching or related education services experience is from another state, applicant must submit formal verification that the school was a state-approved school
  • Evidence of Criminal Background 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 postsecondary schools attended

Course List

Core Course Requirements

Students in the EdS in Advanced Educational Administration degree program complete six courses (24 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)

W7000 - Advanced Academic Study and Writing
(3)

(3)

Core Course Requirements—24 Credit Hours

 

Elective Requirements

Students select one elective course with advisor approval.

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

 

Practicum Requirements

Students in the EdS 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