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Educational Leadership

Doctorate of Education

Prepare to work with vulnerable students, families and communities through an innovative, social justice educational leadership program.


Apply theory and research to issues of leadership in complex organizations including schools, district offices, community centers and policy organizations. Designed by expert faculty members within the Educational Leadership and Policy program, this program will enhance your ability to improve outcomes in your organization. You will tackle challenging educational problems through case studies, stimulations, group activities and individual projects.

Your capstone project will be a dissertation in practice (DiP). The DiP examines a problem of practice, which is an area of concern or issue that has been identified in the context of your professional practice. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to work in a range of educational leadership roles such as teacher-leader, principal and superintendent. The EdD can be completed in as little as 3 years.

If you have specific questions about the program, please contact Adriana Miramontes at

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Career Level: Graduate
Degree: Doctorate of Education
College: College of Education

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $625
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

Courses you may take as part of this program include:

  • EDL 661: Administration of Bilingual Educational Program - Explore how to lead successful programs for ELLs and bilingual student populations at the local, district and state levels.
  • EDL 626: Critical Race Theory in Education - Examine the role of race and racism in education.
  • EDL 602: Culturally Responsive Leadership and Policy - Build the skills to become a culturally conscious and responsive leader who is able to lead for social justice.
  • EDL 624: Communities and Families in Schools - Focus on the role of families and communities in school improvement.
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