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Doctorate in

Educational Leadership

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  • 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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    Photo Kristi Garrett: Cohort 7, Drs. Julian Vasquez Heilig and Frank Lilly

    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

    Photo Sacramento State/Jessica Vernone: Drs. Stephan Sanders, Jason Sumi, Joseph Williams

    Cohort 7

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Highlights of the program

A program for working professionals
A partnership between Educational Leadership and Public Policy leverages our location in the state capital. Learn more about the program.

Renowned faculty
Meet prestigious faculty who will shepherd you through the program.

Funding your education
Manage your investment in this life-changing decision.

How to apply
Attend an information session, get answers to frequently asked questions, and navigate the application process.

Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program.

Get inspired to make a difference.


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

Attend an information session:

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