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2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog 
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Educational Leadership with a Concentration in PreK-12 International Education (Doctor of Education)

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The Endicott College Education Doctorate (Ed. D.) degree program with a concentration in: PreK -12 International Educational Leadership has been carefully designed to be responsive to the needs of mid-career professionals through an innovative Mentored Cohort Model (MCM) offering coursework in  a series of weekend in-classroom sessions matched with supplemental online learning experiences.  Offered through the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies, the Ed. D. program blends research-based theory and practice to address the myriad of challenges faced by contemporary PreK-12 International schools and trains scholar-practitioners whose knowledge, leadership, analytic and management skills will facilitate high levels of teacher and student performance.

The Mentored Cohort Model (MCM) is responsive to the proven benefits accruing from an on-going mentoring relationship between seasoned educational leaders with documented success teamed with aspiring or developing school leaders.  The year-long apprenticeship experience provides significant opportunity for demonstration of applied learning along with mentor observations and input.

Admission Requirements

Doctoral applicants are required to have earned a master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Candidates for the doctoral program must apply to the Van Loan School at Endicott College using the online application found at endicott.edu/VanLoan/Van-Loan-Admissions. General application requirements for all doctoral programs include submission of:

  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
  • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
  • Current resume and/or curriculum vitae;
  • Three letters of recommendations. Recommendations should address leadership and scholarly potential;
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.
  • Writing Sample: A short research paper, limit 5-8 pages, (double-spaced, 12 point font, APA format) responding to the following question:
    Choose a contemporary challenge in PreK-12 international education and provide a research-based synthesis of this issue as well as a personal narrative regarding this challenge. The writing sample will be evaluated for evidence of: thoughtful analysis, ability to develop main points and support claims, focus and organization, academic style, use of sentence variety and vocabulary to convey meaning clearly, control of sentence structure,
    language, grammar and punctuation. Please be sure that your full name is on the document.
  • An admission interview and/or conference is required of all candidates, which will be scheduled after application review.

International Applicants for Graduate Admission
Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency.

International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.

Program of Study

Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of this program, students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of PreK-12 international’s education’s history and major developments leading to contemporary public school curriculum, organization, and leadership structure.
  • Demonstrate a mastery of the knowledge and skills necessary for senior administrative and leadership roles in PreK-12 international education.
  • Apply effective and thoughtful research skills to representative decisions typical of those required of PreK-12 international  leaders.
  • Demonstrate mastery of senior level administrative skills related to the identified PreK-12 international building-level or district-level leadership role. 
  • Demonstrate critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage at the doctoral level in intellectual discourse within the area of interest.
  • Complete an original research dissertation in an area of study that will enhance scholarship in the field of PreK-12 international education. 
  • Demonstrate collaborative attitude and behavior as a member of a cohort team.
  • Develop a disposition that embraces diverse perspectives, is open to multiple world views, and value driven leadership practices.  

Total Degree Requirements - 51 credits

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