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Doctorate in

Educational Leadership

  • Alumni making a difference!

    Sacramento State Ed.D. students and alumni are busy creating change.

    Cohort 3 Alumnus Man Phan has been appointed to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors.

    Read more here.

    Man Phan
  • Dissertation Defenses

    It's the season for doctoral students to defend their dissertations — the culminating activity on their Ed.D. journey!

    See the list of students who defended their dissertations this year.

    Nazia Mostafa
  • Nominate a Candidate

    Do you know someone who would make a great Doctor of Education?

    Nominate a candidate here.

    Refer a candidate
  • Are you ready to make a difference?

    Coursework focuses on three themes:

    Transformational leadership to help you implement and evaluate organizational change.

    Critical policy analysis and action to positively influence educational policy in the K-12 or community college setting.

    Informed decision-making skills to evaluate and manage competing interests, problem situations, change, and influences of power and control.

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    Cohort 7 Commencement
  • Why choose Sacramento State?

    • Face-to-face interaction with students and faculty
    • Camaraderie with your cohort
    • Schedule designed for working professionals
    • Renowned faculty
    • Support to help you succeed
    • Accelerated 3-year program
    Cohort 7


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Eureka Hall 318 • College of Education
(916) 278-2282 • (916) 278-2281 (fax)

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What makes our program unique?

  • Face-to-face interaction with students and faculty
  • Every-other-weekend classes
  • Renowned faculty who want you to succeed
  • Supportive cohort-based learning
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