Administration Concentration

The Future of Education is in Your Hands

The future of education is in the hands of the leaders who guide our schools – the administrators, principals and superintendents who take on the challenges of maintaining educational standards, negotiating contracts, promoting morale, and overseeing the quality of instruction in their classrooms.

At George Fox, we recognize the importance of your role and our partnership to help prepare you for the many facets of educational leadership.

Administration Concentration: Who It’s For

Student in Doctor of Education program

The administration concentration within our doctor of education program is designed for individuals seeking a terminal degree and administrative licensure. Primarily, it is designed for:

If you already have your administrative license – Principal License or Professional Administrative License (ProAL) – you can transfer 12 credits into the program.

If you are a P-20 teacher leader seeking a terminal degree in educational leadership, a faculty member at a community college or public/private college or university, or associated with P-20 governmental agencies or nonprofits, check out our instructional design and development concentration.

Courses

The courses for the administration concentration are the same as those for our administrative licensure programs. The administrative licensure program will fulfill the 12 concentration credit requirements for students who select this track.

Our hybrid format is designed so that you can keep your full-time job, prioritize life obligations and pursue your doctorate.
Learn more about how our program is structured

Students who choose the administration concentration will complete one of these two administrative licensure programs:

  1. Principal License (Tier I)
    The Principal License program prepares competent and ethical leaders to meet the personnel needs of schools in Oregon through partnerships with public and private schools.
  2. Professional Administrative License (ProAL/Tier II)
    The ProAL emphasizes the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission’s standards for demonstrating district-level competency in content knowledge, skills and dispositions while matching experienced practitioner-mentors with administrator candidates.

Outcomes

Upon completing the administration concentration, you will:

  • Understand the developmental needs of students at all authorization levels
  • Be able to conduct and use research as a tool for improving a learning organization
  • Understand the goals of the Oregon Content Standards and how to use them as a guide in assessing your own school’s goals and evaluating progress
  • Be prepared to lead teachers in helping students meet the standards and in continuing their professional development

Transfer Credits

Save time and money where you can. Upon approval by the department, you may transfer up to 6 credit hours beyond the master’s degree into the EdD program. Those who choose the administration concentration who have previously completed an administrative licensure program may transfer in their credits/license to satisfy 12 credit hours of this track.

You must have earned a grade of “B” or better for a course to be considered for transfer. All transfer courses must be post-masters from a regionally accredited institution. Your transfer credit will be evaluated by the faculty upon admission to the program.

Curriculum Sequence

For candidates COMPLETING administrative licensure during their program

Summer Fall Spring
Year
1

Intro to Qual/Quant Research (3)

Leadership Core (3)

Colloquium (1)

Research in Effective Teaching (3)

Concentration course (3)

Political/Social Perspectives of Education (3)

Concentration course (3)

Year
2

Faith and Learning (3)

Ethics, Equity & Justice (3)

Colloquium (1)

Educational Statistics (3)

Concentration course (3)

Critical Research Skills (3)

Concentration course (3)

Year
3

Advanced Qualitative
or
Advanced Quantitative (3)

Concentration course (3)

Colloquium (1)

Dissertation (4)

Concentration course (3)

Dissertation (4)

For candidates TRANSFERRING IN administrative licensure at admission

We accept 12 credit hours of transfer from the Principal License or ProAL.

Summer Fall Spring
Year
1

Intro to Qual/Quant Research (3)

Leadership Core (3)

Colloquium (1)

Research in Effective Teaching (3)

Elective (3)

Political/Social Perspectives of Education (3)

Elective (3)

Year
2

Faith and Learning (3)

Ethics, Equity & Justice (3)

Colloquium (1)

Educational Statistics (3)

 

Critical Research Skills (3)

 

Year
3

Advanced Qualitative
or
Advanced Quantitative (3)

Dissertation (2)

Colloquium (1)

Dissertation (4)

 

Dissertation (2)

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Kipp Wilfong

Admissions Counselor, Graduate Education Programs