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Educational Leadership, Ed.D.


COE Building

Program Description:
The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership is a dynamic program designed to prepare educational leaders to be scholar-practitioners who are committed to promoting equity, social justice, and transformation. This three year cohort-based program meets the needs of full-time professionals in the field. Courses are conveniently offered twice per week (one weeknight where students meet at either the San Bernardino or Palm Desert Campus and the course is video-streamed, and one Saturday where all students meet at the San Bernardino Campus). Students are encouraged to identify a field-based problem of practice for their dissertation research that is relevant to their educational institution or community.
Program Coordinator:

Dr. Sharon Brown-Welty
Phone: TBA
Location: TBA

Dr. Edna Martinez
Phone: 909-537-5676
Location: CE 322

Dr. Stanley Swartz
Phone: 909-537-5601
Location: CE 362

Educational Leadership's Department Page | Educational Leadership's Bulletin Page

Application Requirements:

  • $70 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • CBEST score
  • GRE score (recommended a score of 1000 or higher)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

Application Deadlines:

  Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
  7/8/2020 Not Offered TBA

Application Details:

  • An earned baccalaureate degree and master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in upper-division and graduate study combined;
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended since high school graduation (no exceptions);
  • Submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores from three sections of the General Test taken within the last five years with a recommended total score of 1000 or higher;
  • Three letters of recommendation from professionals in the field attesting to the leadership ability and scholarship potential of the candidate;
    • included shall be one letter from a school site or university administrator and at least one letter from a university faculty member preferably with a doctoral degree that addresses the applicant's potential for academic success in a doctoral program. Letters must be sent directly to the Office of Doctoral Studies.
  • A written statement of purpose reflecting an understanding of the challenges facing the public schools or community colleges/institutions of higher education in California;
  • A written detailed plan indicating his/her plan for meeting the demands of the program and his/her professional responsibilities;
  • Sufficient preparation and experience to benefit from the program;
  • Demonstrated educational leadership potential and skills including successful experience in school, postsecondary, community, and/or policy leadership;
  • Demonstrated academic excellence, problem-solving ability, technology proficiency, and interest in critically assessing and bringing about improvements to current educational policies and practices; and
  • A personal interview.