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Doctorate in

Educational Leadership

  • Ed.D. Speaker Series Feb. 19

    Hear former Assembly Member Roger Dickinson and panelists speak about 'willful defiance', suspensions and expulsions under AB 420, and options for positive disciplinary techniques in public schools.

    Friday, Feb. 19
    5:30 p.m.
    Lobby Suite, University Union
    Roger Dickinson
  • 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.

    Cohort 1
  • 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 1
  • Cohort 4 connections

    What's new?

    The application period for Fall 2016 ends March 1, 2016. To secure your place in Cohort 10, apply now. If you'd like to discuss your application or have any questions, please call our office. We'll connect you with the program director, a current student or a graduate who can guide you through the process.

    Scholarship opportunities through the College of Education: Apply by March 25!

Why Choose Sacramento State for your doctorate?

Hear from alumni of the program, with a special message from President Robert S. Nelsen.

Highlights of the program

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

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)

Mailing Address:

Doctorate in Educational Leadership Program
Sacramento State
6000 J Street
Sacramento, California 95819-6079

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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