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Doctorate in

Educational Leadership

  • Brown Bag Lunch Series

    Join us to hear these scholars share their work:

    April 26

    12-1 p.m.: Dale Allender, Ph.D. and Margarita Berta-Avila, Ed.D.: Eureka Hall 313E
    "A Capitol City Case Study of Curriculum Transformation and Community Empowerment: Ethnic Studies Now Sacramento"

    April 28

    12-1 p.m.: Porfirio Loeza, Ph.D.: Eureka Hall Rm 313E
    "You Also Have Your Favorite Ones!" A case study of how two bilingual children construct "success" in school

  • 2016 Speaker Series

    Gilberto Conchas

    Friday, April 29

    5:30-6:30 p.m.

    University Union Lobby Suite

    See details here

    Gilberto Conchas: Cracks in the Schoolyard
  • Outstanding Dissertation Awards

    3rd Annual Outstanding Dissertation Showcase Panel

    Join us to honor three outstanding doctoral dissertations:

    Friday, May 3, 2016

    4-6 p.m.

    University Union Forest Suite

    Read about the winners

    3rd Annual Outstanding Dissertation Awards
  • 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.

    Attend an information session.

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  • 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
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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. 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:

Eventbrite - Sacramento State Doctorate in Educational Leadership Program Info Session