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Department of Educational Leadership

Department of Educational Leadership

Ed.D. EDL PK-12
Department of Educational Leadership
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Program Overview

The Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership in PK-12 concentration seeks to advance the work of public schools throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties. The program is committed to developing reflective leaders and change agents, capable of responding to the area’s demographic shifts and the increasingly complex needs of educational organizations within this diverse multicultural region.

Emphasizing theory, research, and practice, the program provides an opportunity for students to work within ongoing, active learning communities, as they interact with faculty and other cohort members.

Students acquire deeper understanding of themselves as educators, leaders, policy makers, and policy advocates, developing the knowledge and skills necessary to improve student learning through creative, flexible, visionary, humane, and ethical leadership.

The program strives to develop leaders who are:

  • Experts in educational leadership
  • Critical thinkers informed by scholarly literature
  • Transformational change agents
  • Self-aware, ethical professionals
  • Professionals who value and promote access, equity, and student success

Application Process

Course Sequence

Ed.D. PK-12 Handbook

The Ed.D. PK-12 Handbook (PDF) contains program goals and learning outcomes, details about program structure, courses, qualifying exam and dissertation, program cohort, advancement to candidacy, key policies and regulations, and more.

Program Contact Information

 Photo: James Marshall

James M. Marshall, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, EDD PK-12 Director

Office: NE162C


Rachael Stewart

Rachael Stewart
Administrative Assistant

Educational Leadership Department
NE 166A
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182

Department of Educational Leadership | 619-594-4063