Administration Concentration

Doctor of Education Program

Who it's for

Individuals seeking a terminal degree and administrative licensure (principals, vice principals, district office administrators, superintendents).

Students who already have their administrative license—PreAL or ProAL, formerly IAL or CAL—can complete their degree with this concentration in just two years. More


Courses

The courses for this concentration are the same as those for the administrative licensure programs offered by the George Fox College of Education. The 18 credits required to complete an administrative licensure program will fulfill both the 12 concentration and 6 elective credit requirements for students who select this track.

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

Preliminary Administrative License (PreAL / Tier I)

formerly Initial Administrative License (IAL)

The PreAL prepares competent and ethical leaders to meet the personnel needs of schools in Oregon through partnerships with public and private schools.

Professional Administrative License (ProAL / Tier II)

formerly Continuing Administrative License (CAL)

The ProAL emphasizes the TSPC standards for demonstrating district-level competency in content knowledge, skills, and dispositions while matching experienced practitioner-mentors with administrator candidates.


Outcomes

  • 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

Upon approval by the department, transfer of up to 6 credit hours beyond the master's degree is allowed toward the EdD program. Students choosing the Administration Concentration who have previously completed an administrative licensure program may transfer in their credits/license to satisfy the requirements of this track (18 credit hours). Students 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. 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 One

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 Two

Faith and Learning (3)
Ethics, Equity & Justice (3)
Colloquium (1)

Educational Statistics (3)
Concentration course (3)

Critical Research Skills (3)
Concentration course (3)

Year Three

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

18 credit PreAL or ProAL fulfills 12 credits of concentration + 6 credits of electives

 

Summer

Fall

Spring

Year One

Intro to Qual/Quant Research (3)
Leadership Core (3)
Colloquium (1)

Research in Effective Teaching (3)
Educational Statistics (3)

Political/Social Perspectives of Education (3)
Critical Research Skills (3)
Colloquium: Admin Lic (1)

Year Two

Advanced Qualitative   or 
Advanced Quantitative (3)
Faith and Learning (3)
Colloquium (1)

Dissertation (4)
Elective (3)

Dissertation (4)