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Program Outcome | CPED Alignment

Program Objectives, CPED Alignment and Student Learning Outcomes

College of Education Doctoral Studies Program

The CSUSB Ed.D. Doctoral Program is a member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED).  As such, the Doctoral Program aligns with the CPED Framework to prepare educational leaders to become well-equipped scholarly practitioners who provide stewardship of the profession and meet the educational challenges of the 21st century.  

The CPED Framework consists of three components—a new definition of the Ed.D., a set of guiding principles for program development and a set of design-concepts that serve as program building blocks. Learn more about the CPED Framework here.

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 Program Learning Outcome 1.  Knowledge Base in PK-20 Education and Educational Leadership

CPED Principle: Prepares leaders who can construct and apply knowledge to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families, organizations, and communities.

CPED Principle: Provides opportunities for candidates to develop and demonstrate collaboration and communication skills to work with diverse communities and to build partnerships.

CPED Principle: Provides field-based opportunities to analyze problems of practice and use multiple frames to develop meaningful solutions.

CPED Principle: Emphasizes the generation, transformation, and use of professional knowledge and practice.

Commitment to Praxis: Building research collaboratives around 'Community Problems of Practice' that focus on relevant challenges in the field to improve student achievement, opportunity and community well-being;

Commitment to Bridging the Pipeline: Preparing a pipeline of PK-12 educators/leaders and community college/university leaders with continuous support for career and personal growth;

Commitment to Community Engagement & Development: Including outstanding community/educational leaders in instructional roles, mentoring roles, and in curricular development as well as programmatic dialogue and decision-making; Vision of stakeholders as partners for educational progress including students, parents, educators, leadership, business partners, non-profits, and others

Program Learning Outcome 2. Equity Driven Education Leaders Committed to Social Justice

Graduates of the Doctoral program in Educational Leadership will be able to address issues of equity, diversity, and justice in education to improve the quality of learning for all.

Graduates will be able to:

SLO 2. Demonstrate the ability to advocate for equitable, culturally responsive, and asset-based approaches for serving students, especially historically and persistently minoritized populations.

Program Learning Outcome 3. Application of theory into practice

Graduates of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership will be able to demonstrate effective processes for curriculum, instruction, learning, and assessment for equity, quality, and justice.

Graduates will be able to:

 SLO 3. Demonstrate knowledge of ways to promote high quality, culturally responsive curriculum and instruction, including knowledge of theories of cognition and learning relevant policies and assessment practices.

Program Learning Outcome 4. Scholar-Leaders

CPED Principle: Emphasizes the generation, transformation, and use of professional knowledge and practice.

CPED Principle: Is grounded in and develops a professional knowledge base that integrates both practical and research knowledge, that links theory with systemic and systematic inquiry.

Commitment to Interdisciplinarity: Engaging faculty and community stakeholders with varied disciplinary perspectives in coursework examining research, theory, and significant challenges

Program Learning Outcome 5. Professional Educational Leader Skillsets

CPED Principle: Emphasizes the generation, transformation, and use of professional knowledge and practice.

CPED Principle: Is grounded in and develops a professional knowledge base that integrates both practical and research knowledge, that links theory with systemic and systematic inquiry.

Commitment to Interdisciplinarity: Engaging faculty and community stakeholders with varied disciplinary perspectives in coursework examining research, theory, and significant challenges

Commitment to Leadership Development: Equipping well-prepared educational leaders with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to lead and guide communities in positive change in California's PK-12 and college/university systems

Program Learning Outcome 6. Ethical and Collaborative Decision Making

Graduates of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership will be able to model ethical decision-making in collaborative processes for organizational improvement and community engagement.

Graduates will be able to:

SLO 6. Describe how ethical principles and community engagement inform their leadership practice, with particular attention to collaboration with historically minoritized students, families, and communities.