Apr 12, 2021  
2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog 
2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDL 770 - Administrative Apprenticeship

The Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership aims to prepare professionals for leadership roles within higher education in the twenty-first century; to integrate research and practice; and to apply their learning through an apprenticeship in a senior leadership position. The apprenticeship is an important facet of the Ed.D. program’s mission and is critical to accomplishing the program’s goals.

The administrative apprenticeship provides students at Endicott College with professionally supervised, consistent and comprehensive exposure to the roles and functions of a wide variety of administrative offices in higher education. The apprenticeship, in two semesters, is structured to introduce participants to contemporary administrative issues, problems, and practices in higher education and to refine leadership skills and competencies. The apprenticeship provides students with first-hand experience from which they can become better informed regarding the diversity and complexity of administrative functions and leadership roles in small colleges. It offers students opportunities to construct from theoretical, research, and practical knowledge their own conceptual frameworks for understanding how small colleges and universities work.
This course provides a structure that allows students to engage in administrative responsibilities under the continuous supervision of the chair of their dissertation committee. This 6 credit course will be two semesters long and have a minimum of 224 hours of apprenticeship, which will be documented by the student and submitted at the end of the class with the remaining course requirements. Students will work out the logistics with the respective apprenticeship site and will have them approved by their chair and the Director of the Ed.D. program.

Credits: 6