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Tampa 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."
  • Initial administrative certificate or license
  • Based on state requirements, candidates should have full-time teaching experience in a state-approved school. If teaching experience is from another state, applicant must submit formal verification of length of teaching experience in schools approved by that specific state
  • Presentation of evidence of passage of the Standardized Test of Basic Skills (where required)
  • Interview with Program Admissions Committee and recommendation for admittance
  • Evidence of Criminal Background check
    –OR–
  • Current employment in a state-approved school
  • A Writing Sample submitted with 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
  • Personal goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession
  • Current résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a source familiar with student's academic abilities and one from a current school administrator)
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended

Course List

Core Course Requirements

Students in the EdD in Advanced Educational Administration non-certification 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 non-certification 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 non-certification 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

 

Practicum Requirements

Students in the EdD in Advanced Educational Administration non-certification 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

Students in the EdD in Advanced Educational Administration non-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 and the EdS and EdD in Initial Educational Administration lead to Florida Principal certification upon completion of all state and program requirements, including passage of all required Florida state licensure exams.

All other programs offered through Argosy University, Tampa College of Education DO NOT lead to teacher, administrator, or school counseling certification, licensure, or endorsement in any State in the United States.

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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