|Constituent Institution:||Appalachian State University|
|CIP Discipline Specialty Title:||Educational Administration|
|CIP Discipline Specialty Number:||13.0401|
|Exact Title of the Proposed Program:||Ed.S. Educational Administration|
|Exact Degree Abbreviation:||Ed.S.|
|Date of Initiation:||01/13/2014|
|Will this sequence of courses be completely individual access (e.g., Internet, videocassette)?||YES|
|If "yes," what will be the mode of delivery?||Internet|
|If "no," list proposed sites.|
|If short-based, length of time to complete the prog (e.g., 1 year, 18 mos.):||1 year, 8 months|
SACS/COC substantive change questions (1=Procedure One; 2=Procedure Two)
Site-based (where the instructor is present):
|Is the institution initiating instruction where the student may earn more than 25% and less than 50% of credits toward a degree at a site 30 miles or more from the campus? (2)||NO|
|Is the institution initiating an (additional) off-campus site at which students may earn at least 50% of an educational program? (1)||NO|
|Is the institution adding significantly different degree programs at a currently approved site? (2)||NO|
|Distance learning (where instructor and student are geographically separated):|
|Is the institution offering its first credit courses via technology-based instruction by which students can obtain at least 25% of credits toward a degree program? (2)||NO|
|Is the institution expanding a previously reported program from less than 50% of credits to 50% or more of a degree program? (2)||NO|
|Is the institution adding a significantly different program from previously reported programs offered via technology-based instruction? (2)||YES|
|Does this action constitute a substantive change? If so, by what date should SACS be notified?||01/1/2013|
|1. Briefly describe the proposed program and intended audience.|
The Department of Leadership and Educational Studies intends to offer an online program leading to the Education Specialist degree in Educational Administration. The courses will be delivered via the internet beginning January 2014 with both synchronous and asynchronous online components. Six credit hours will be offered per term, with a total of 30 semester hours provided. This constitutes 100% of the Ed.S. program.
The program is designed to be offered to a cohort group with a maximum limit of 20 students. Students outside the cohort will be permitted to enroll in a course with the permission of the academic program coordinator. Internship requirements will be met by each student in accordance with academic department guidelines. Intern placement and supervision will be handled and evaluated by certified and highly qualified faculty.
The proposed audience is individuals from North Carolina who currently possess a Master’s degree, hold current principal licensure (NC licensure code 12 or its equivalent from another state) and have the appropriate experience in school settings (i.e., 3 years of public school teaching experience or approved equivalent experience). This program is intended to be an ongoing offering.
|2. Describe the proposed instructional delivery systems (e.g., on-site instruction by faculty, interactive video, Internet, etc.).|
The instructional delivery system will be via the Internet, both synchronously and asynchronously.
|3. Describe need for the program (referencing results of surveys or special studies).|
The need for this program has been established by various phone calls, inquiries and word-of-mouth information-sharing opportunities by both Appalachian faculty and currently enrolled students. Additionally, Appalachian’s Master of School Administration and Administrative Add-On Licensure programs have both moved online in recent semesters and applications for both programs have far outpaced applications for site-based cohorts. The demand for online versions of those two programs suggests that a similar demand exists for this Education Specialist degree.
|4. Projected total annual enrollment:|
|his intent to plan a new distance education degree program (or program site) has been reviewed and approved by the appropriate campus committees and authorities.|
|Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs|
|Contact Name:||Mary Englebert|
|Contact Title:||Director of Distance Education|