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Doctorate in Educational Leadership

  Based on the Graduate Council Statement on COVID 19, we have decided to waive the GRE requirement for Fall 2021.

The Doctoral Program is located the College of Education Building

The Doctoral Program is located in the College of Education Building at Cal State San Bernardino.


The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership is a dynamic program designed to prepare educational leaders with the knowledge base and skills to lead reform efforts that result in improved student outcomes and who are committed to equity, inclusion, and social justice. This 3-year cohort-based program meets the needs of full-time professionals in the field of education, either PreK-12 or Community College/Higher Education careers. Courses are conveniently offered on weekends, Friday 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Students from the Coachella Valley can attend Friday sessions through streaming from the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus. Students are encouraged to identify a field-based problem of practice for their dissertation research.


Our alumni work in leadership positions in PK-12 schools and community colleges. Many are now superintendents, community college presidents, principals, counselors, and school administrators. Our distinguished alumni have received numerous awards both as students and in their careers including the Waynne B. James Outstanding Dissertation Award, the President’s Distinguished Service Award, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Graduate Fellows, International Literacy Association’s “Global 30 Under 30,” and as Cohort Fellows for the Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership.


Program faculty are drawn from the various colleges at CSUSB. Through research and practice, faculty contribute to the advancement of the broader field while staying in touch with the daily realities experienced by education professionals in contemporary schools and communities.


Audrey BalanEd.D. Program Team Welcomes New Program Specialist

Dr. Audrey Baca-Lopez has joined CSUSB Doctoral Studies program as the new program specialist.  Dr. Baca-Lopez holds a Master's of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition / British Literature from Cal Poly Pomona and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Cal State San Bernardino.  Her career in higher education includes teaching experience as well as administrative and technical experience.  Join us in welcoming Audrey!

Contact Audrey via email at


Upcoming Information Sessions*

* All information sessions have been moved online to maximize social distancing.  For the time being, in-person sessions are cancelled. 

Connect Via Zoom

Access Via Zoom Password: 955687

All sessions are from 5:00 - 6:00 pm.

Ed.D. Information Session 2021 

Tuesday, January 19

Thursday, January 28   

Monday, February 1 

Wednesday, February 10 

Tuesday, February 16 

Thursday, February 25 

Monday, March 1 

Wednesday, March 10 

Tuesday, March 16 

Thursday, March 25 


2020 Doctoral Program Flyer

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