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Leadership in Educational Administration Specialization Doctor of Philosophy in Education

School of Education

Courses

Total program credits needed for graduation: 92

One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.

Core Courses

20 quarter credits

EDD8000 Advanced Studies in Education: Theory, Practice, and Purpose 4 quarter credits
ED8112 Educational Research Methods 4 quarter credits
ED8102* Introduction to Qualitative Research 4 quarter credits
ED8132* Educational Quantitative Research 1 4 quarter credits
ED7088 Applying Research in an Academic Writing Process 4 quarter credits

Specialization Courses

16 quarter credits

ED7820 Principles of Educational Administration 4 quarter credits
ED7014 Leading Diverse Schools 4 quarter credits
ED7545* Special Education Administration 4 quarter credits
ED7823* Education and the Law 4 quarter credits

Choose one of the following School Leadership emphasis:

28 quarter credits

ED7016* Technology Integration in Schools 4 quarter credits
ED7541* Teacher Supervision and Evaluation 4 quarter credits
ED7822* The Funding of Educational Institutions 4 quarter credits
ED7852* P–12 Principalship 4 quarter credits
ED7901* Educational Administration Internship 1 4 quarter credits
ED7902* Educational Administration Internship 2 4 quarter credits
ED8322* School Improvement for P–12 School Leaders 4 quarter credits

For a District Leadership emphasis:

28 quarter credits

ED7108* Imperatives for Educational Leaders 4 quarter credits
ED7542* The Politics of P–12 Education 4 quarter credits
ED7543* The Superintendency 4 quarter credits
ED7544* Introduction to School Business Administration 4 quarter credits
ED8812* The Governance of Educational Institutions 4 quarter credits
ED7903* Superintendency Internship 1 4 quarter credits
ED7904* Superintendency Internship 2 4 quarter credits

Elective Course

4 quarter credits

Choose 1 elective course.

ED7108* Imperatives for Educational Leaders 4 quarter credits
ED7857 Personnel Administration 4 quarter credits

OR

Choose any graduate course(s).

Dissertation Research Seminars

9 quarter credits

ED-R8925 PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 1 3 quarter credits
ED-R8926* PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 2 3 quarter credits
ED-R8927* PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 3 3 quarter credits

Dissertation

12 quarter credits

Learners must register for EDCN9960 a minimum of four times to fulfill their Specialization requirements.

EDCN9960* Dissertation Courseroom 3 quarter credits each

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

‡Learners in the School Leadership emphasis are required to take the Praxis II Series Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision test prior to being enrolled in the comprehensive exam. To be recommended for licensure learners must pass the Praxis II Series Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision with a score of 145. Learners must identify Capella University as a recipient to ensure the score report is sent to the university. Learners under an earlier catalog, who are required to take the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA), may take the Praxis II Series Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision as a substitute for the SLLA. Learners are responsible for any costs associated with this assessment.

In addition, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission requires Georgia learners in the School Leadership emphasis to take the Georgia Assessment of the Certification of Educators (Educational Leadership test) to be recommended for licensure. Learners must be enrolled in the internship (ED7901 or ED7902) before they are granted eligibility to complete the assessment. The Georgia Professional Standards Commission also requires Georgia learners, who are still enrolled in a performance-based educational leadership program on or after July 1, 2016, to attempt the Program Exit (Test 380) prior to program completion and pass the exam for certification in the field of educational leadership. Learners are responsible for any costs associated with this assessment.

‡Learners in the District Leadership emphasis are required to take the Praxis II Series Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision test prior to being enrolled in the comprehensive exam. To be recommended for licensure learners must pass the Praxis II Series Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision with a score of 145. Learners must identify Capella University as a recipient to ensure the score report is sent to the university. Learners under an earlier catalog, who are required to take the School Superintendent Assessment (SSA), may take the Praxis II Series Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision as a substitute for the SSA. Learners are responsible for any costs associated with this assessment.

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, other professional credential, or salary advancement. State licensing regulations and professional standards vary; learners are responsible for understanding and complying with the requirements of the state in which they intend to work. For more information, see the Licensure section for this program on Capella’s website (www.capella.edu). Teachers are advised to contact their school district to determine whether a program may qualify for salary advancement.

The Arizona Department of Education has approved the School Leadership emphasis for principal preparation.

Learners seeking certification in Arizona must secure a Structured English Immersion endorsement (SEI) and specific coursework in the U.S. and Arizona constitution. Both are available online through many Arizona universities. For more information, see the Licensure section for this program on Capella’s website (www.capella.edu).

Applicants seeking Georgia Performance-Based Leadership certification are not eligible to enroll in this specialization.

The School Leadership emphasis holds building level developmental provisional approval from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

This specialization has not been reviewed or approved by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB); KY residents are not eligible for certification, endorsement, rank change, licensure, renewal, etc. by the EPSB.

The Minnesota Board of School Administrators has approved the School Leadership emphasis for principal preparation and District Leadership emphasis for superintendent preparation.

In Minnesota, learners pursuing an endorsement to an existing administrative license must complete additional internship hours. To add a K-12 endorsement to an elementary or secondary license, learners must complete an additional 200-hour internship. To add a principal endorsement to a superintendent endorsement (or vice versa), learners must complete an additional 320-hour internship. For more information, see the Licensure section for this program on Capella’s website (www.capella.edu).

Arkansas residents are not eligible to enroll in this specialization.

Residency Requirement

To support your academic and professional success, residencies provide learning and community-building experiences in a stimulating scholarly environment. For this specialization, you must complete three four-day residencies (ED-R8925, ED-R8926, ED-R8927).

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What Can I Expect?

Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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