Doctor of Education. (Ed.D.) Program. at Northern Michigan University. Admission requirements. Registration procedure OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAMS

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The Doctor of Education degree from Central Michigan University will be offered beginning Fall Term 2010 at Northern Michigan University. This program is specifically designed to offer students who have completed their Ed.S. degree a convenient local option for completing their Ed.D. degree.

Other potential students may apply for this program if they have a conferred master's degree. However, only the core courses for the Ed.D. will be offered at NMU.

Students without Ed.S. degrees will have to earn 12 credits of academic core courses and 9 credits of a concentration. These credits can be taken at CMU's Mount Pleasant campus or may possibly transfer in from another graduate school. All transfer credit options must be approved by either the program director or the student's advisor.

Admission requirements

In order to be considered for admission to Central Michigan University's Ed.D. program at NMU, an applicant must have completed a master's degree with a minimum graduate GPA of 3.5 and must have completed three years of professional educational experience. (Preference will be given to those with administrative leadership experience and who have earned an Ed.S. degree.)

Review of completed applications begins February 1, 2010. A completed application packet will include:

1. A completed graduate application (complete

between the applicant's professional goals and the Ed.D. program;

6. Description of a professional problem the applicant has encountered and an analysis of the resolution of that problem;

7. Three letters of recommendation (dated, on organizational letterhead) that attest to the applicant's potential to succeed in the program.

Items 1 through 7 should be mailed to:

Central Michigan University Ed.D. Program at NMU Attn: Judy Nemitz Traverse City Center

2200 Dendrinos Drive, Suite 200 Q Traverse City, MI 49684

8. Interview and review of portfolio (see below) Application and Portfolio deadline: February 1, 2010 After reviewing the credentials of the applicants, the doctoral program committee will select those to be interviewed. The Ed.D. admission committee will select participants for the cohort from those interviewed. Preference will be given to those applicants who have a demonstrated history of educational leadership and who have career goals consistent with the expectations of this program.

Registration procedure

Once admitted, you will receive a course schedule listing the registration dates for classes. Cohort

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Academic core (21 hours)

The academic core component includes all of the critical areas of study for future educational leaders:

foundations, organizational and leadership analyses, and the issues which change and dominate over time.

The courses are designed to provide students with the underpinnings to understand and to act effectively upon the challenges confronting the educational organization.

EDL 815 (3) – Ethical Leadership

EDL 855 (3) – Organizational Culture and Change in Educational Institutions EDL 860 (3) – Organizational Theory in

Educational Institutions EDL 899 (6) – Doctoral Seminar

EDL 775/876 (3) – Educational Policy

EDL 897 (3) – Dissertation Proposal Writing Qualifying exams

Students will be expected to take written qualifying exams upon the completion of their academic core classes. Comprehensive review of all program materials is completed with the successful defense of a student’s dissertation proposal. At this point, students are advanced to candidacy.

Dissertation (12 hours) EDL 898

The student will complete three steps in the dissertation process:

1. The proposal review stage in which there is a formal defense of the dissertation proposal;

2. Conducting the research, analyzing the results, and writing the final document;

3. An oral defense of the dissertation.

Program delivery

The Ed.D. program at NMU will be offered in a cohort format. A cohort consists of about 20 students who follow a set schedule of courses together from start to finish. Most classes will meet on four weekends per term on Friday evenings and on Saturday. Classes will run through 2012. For students who have earned their Ed.S. degree, this program will take you 4 semesters plus one summer to complete your course work and comprehensive exams. The average student then takes an additional 18 to 24 months to complete the dissertation.

Degree requirements:

Progress through the program is based upon obtaining satisfactory grades (a 3.25 GPA average overall), passing written and oral comprehensive exams, and completing a doctoral dissertation. Students who have earned an Educational Specialist degree may be able to waive some program requirements.

Research requirements (9 hours)

The research component encompasses both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The competencies to be developed are essential to interpreting and evaluating research studies to be encountered in all course work as well as to completing the dissertation requirement.

EDL 700 (3) – Advanced Research Methods (some will have completed Summer 2009)

EDL 800 (3) – Qualitative Analysis in Educational Leadership EDL 801 (3) – Quantitative Analysis in Educational Leadership

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We offer our programs in a compressed format to help you balance the demands of work, school, family and other obligations. We hold our off-campus programs to the same academic standards as our on-campus programs. To help you succeed in the compressed format, we make our procedures and services fast and accessible. The time you spend with us is focused on studies, not on standing in lines, waiting on hold, or getting transferred from office to office.

Faculty

Faculty for Central Michigan University’s Ed.D.

program are recognized doctorate-level authorities in their fields. They bring the latest theory, research and practice to their classrooms. Most faculty come from CMU’s main campus in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

Our instructors are one of our greatest assets.

Additional instructor information is included with each course outline, including contact information.

Advising

A program plan will be developed by your academic advisor to ensure all degree requirements are met. In order to graduate, you must have a final program plan completed and signed by your advisor at the time you apply for graduation.

Because programs offered in the cohort format are designed for delivery to a group of students, the courses are offered in a predetermined sequential order. With few exceptions, all students will take the same classes at the same time with little (if any)

Cohorts help you succeed

Cohorts offer some special advantages to you. You can develop strong personal and professional networks because you and your fellow cohort members are together for all of your courses. Cohort groups are able to grasp new material quickly because your cohort develops a shared base of knowledge upon which your instructors can build. Finally, the likelihood that you will successfully complete the degree program increases significantly in a cohort format because of the camaraderie that develops among students who become friends as well as fellow classmates and colleagues.

Library services

The service ranked highest by our current students and graduates is our nationally recognized Off- Campus Library Services. Once you start your program, you’ll soon see why. Professional full-time librarians located on campus and in regional offices around the country are available to provide you with reference and referral assistance. Additional support staff and document delivery specialists work to meet your needs as an off-campus student.

Access is easy and quick

You can use a toll-free number, fax, e-mail, or Web form to request reference assistance, book loans and copies of journal articles. Books and copies of journal articles are sent to you usually within 24 to 48 hours after your request is received. A growing number of full-text sources are also available on the Web, so you can print the

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Student service staff

Every Ed.D. degree student is served by friendly, professional, experienced administrative staff. They are committed to providing you with timely, accurate information, quick and efficient answers to your questions, cheerful problem resolution – and the occasional friendly word of encouragement.

Financial aid

Many students like you are concerned about financing their education. We want to make the financial aid process as simple as possible for you. If you are interested in financial aid, the first step is to complete the FAFSA form at www.fafsa.ed.gov. CMU's school code is 002243. In addition, we have financial aid specialists available by calling 800-950-1144, extension 1260, 3782 or 1086, to answer any questions you might have.

Textbook sales

Textbooks can be purchased through MBS Direct using a toll-free phone number, fax, or the Internet.

You may pay for your textbooks by check or credit card. Orders are shipped within 24 hours and delivered to your work or home address.

CMU – accredited and experienced

Central Michigan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. We were founded in 1892 as a teacher education institution.

Today, we are a comprehensive mid-sized university serving over 19,000 students at our Mount Pleasant campus. Over 70,000 students have graduated from our off-campus programs at 60-plus locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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Fall 2010

EDL 860 Organizational Theory in Educational Institutions EDL 899 Doctoral Seminar

Spring 2011

EDL 899 Doctoral Seminar

EDL 801 Quantitative Analysis in Educational Leadership

Summer 2011

EDL 815 Ethical Leadership

Fall 2011

EDL 800 Qualitative Analysis in Educational Leadership

EDL 855 Organizational Culture & Change in Educational Institutions

Spring 2012

EDL 775/876 Educational Policy

EDL 897 Dissertation Proposal Writing Comprehensive Exams

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Registration & course materials

Call Judy Nemitz at 231-995-1756.

Library reference assistance

800-274-3838

oclibsvc@cmich.edu

http://ocls.cmich.edu/reference/index.html

Questions about program content:

Dr. Sarah Marshall Program Director - Ed.D.

989-774-3635

E-mail: sarah.marshall@cmich.edu Central Michigan University

342 Education and Human Services Building Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

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Name _________________________________ (Former name) ______________________________

Address ___________________________________________________________________________

Social Security or student ID number ___________________________________________________

Phone _________________________________ Date of birth ________________________________

Graduated:  No  Yes Date _______________________________________________________

You can use this form as a convenient way to obtain the required transcripts from the undergraduate and graduate schools you’ve attended.

CMU must have one official transcript from each of those institutions to complete your admission to the university.

Be sure to check with the schools to find out the fee they charge for official transcripts, and include that fee when you send your request form to the registrar’s office at each school. Make sure you sign your name on the request.

Remember, you must sign the request and include your Social Security number or student ID number, and the appropriate fee, or the school will not be able to process your request.

Central Michigan University Ed.D. Program at NMU

Attn: Judy Nemitz Traverse City Center

2200 Dendrinos Drive, Suite 200 Q Traverse City, MI 49684

Registrar, please send transcript(s) to:

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This program uses a self-managed application process in which the student gathers all of the application materials and submits them in a single packet. Please send completed packets only.

Applicant’s name: ____________________________________________________________________________

Print or type

As you place the items into the return envelope, check the appropriate boxes below. When your check list is com- pleted, place this page into the envelope before mailing.

Completed online Graduate Admission Application

Paid $50.00 application fee with application (if applicable)

Offi cial transcripts requested to be sent or in unopened envelopes

___(check each box for each transcript, followed by the school name)

 _____________________  ______________________  _______________________

 _____________________  ______________________  _______________________

Letters of Reference in unopened envelopes, on letterhead that attest to the applicant’s potential to __ succeed in the program (check one box for each reference followed by the name of the reference)

 _____________________  ______________________  _______________________

A resume of professional education experience

GRE or MAT scores sent on: ____________________ Test date schedule: ____________________

A short essay describing the relationship between the applicant’s professional goals and the Ed.D. program

A description of a professional problem the applicant has encountered and an analysis of the resolution __ of the problem

TOEFL scores (required for international students, offi cial scores must be sent to Educational Testing Service)

Made copies of all documents (not those in sealed envelopes)

Mailed in the enclosed envelope on ________________________

After we have verifi ed receipt of your completed application packet, you will be contacted via phone to __ schedule an interview

For more information

call 231-995-1756 or e-mail Judy Nemitz at nemit1jj@cmich.edu. You may also visit our Web site at www.cmich.edu/offcampus. We look forward to hearing from you.

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To receive Federal Financial Aid for Central Michigan University's Off-Campus Programs, students must complete the following:

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) can be completed on the Internet at

www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need to know Central Michigan University's Title IV code: 002243. The federal processing agency will mail a Student Aid Report (SAR) to you within four to six weeks after you submit your application. This form must be completed each academic year.

Admission to a degree-seeking program

Eligibility

• Graduate students - minimum of 5 credit hours per semester

• Undergraduate students - minimum of 6 credit hours per semester

First time borrowers must complete Entrance Loan Counseling:

www.cel.cmich.edu/fi nancial-aid/counseling.html

Sign the Master Promissory Note: https://dlenote.ed.gov

Refer to page 17 of the Off-Campus Programs Financial Aid Manual at

www.cel.cmich.edu/fi nancial-aid/FinancialAidManual.pdf for Federal Direct Student Loans Limits

To monitor your Financial Aid Award Status go to: https://portal.cmich.edu/Pages/Finances.aspx. You will need your CMU Global ID and your password. If you do not know your password, you will need to contact the CMU Helpdesk at 800-950-1144, ext. 3662.

Award notifi cation - Offi cial notifi cation of your fi nancial aid award will be e-mailed to your cmich Web mail account for new students; returning students will receive award notifi cation via e-mail to your cmich Web mail account.

To reduce or reject offered loans online, use the Student Status page on the student portal.

Set up direct deposit of your fi nancial aid funds with CMU Receivable Accounting. For instructions and to download a form, go to: www.cmich.edu/University_Billing_Offi ce/Refunds/Direct_Deposit.htm

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Loan disbursement will take place when:

• Semester has offi cially started

• You are registered for the minimum number of credit hours (5 for graduate, 6 for undergraduate)

• First class has started

• Signed Master Promissory Note is on fi le (you can check for receipt by CMU on the Financial Status Page)

Financial Aid Warning/Suspension may delay or prohibit you from receiving fi nancial aid - see page 8 of the Off-Campus Programs Financial Aid Manual at www.cel.cmich.edu/fi nancial-aid/FinancialAidManual.pdf for details.

How it happens:

• FAFSA fi led

• Award notifi cation via cmich e-mail

• Registration based on your program requirements (register for all of the classes you want to take for the semester to assure timely disbursement of your fi nancial aid funds, remember if you drop/withdraw it will affect your fi nancial aid). See www.controller.cmich.edu/Receivables/checkrun.htm for the refund schedule.

• Tuition Statements e-mailed to Global ID account to all students

• Tuition paid by fi nancial aid, if packaged

• Refund as applicable for remaining award balance

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