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The Doctorate Is In

In a first for the campus, Sac State will begin offering an independent doctorate program as early as next fall. The doctorate in educational leadership will provide advanced training for administrators of elementary and secondary schools, as well as community colleges.

The program came about through new legislation granting California State University campuses the ability to offer doctorates, traditionally a role limited to University of California campuses or CSU campuses with joint agreements with other doctorategranting institutions.

The CSU Chancellor’s Office selected Sac State as one of the first seven campuses to offer the independent doctorate in education.

“The goal is to give education leaders the knowledge and skills they need to be effective,” says Mike Lee, associate vice president and dean for Academic Programs at the University. “The independent degree will also allow professionals to earn a degree while working full time.”

Sac State will continue its joint education doctorate program with UC Davis and Sonoma State. A joint doctorate in public history also is offered in partnership with UC Santa Barbara. »» More: (916) 278-5933

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