Doctoral in Educational Leadership Program (Ed.D.)

The program application deadline date for the Fall 2018 semester is April 6th, 2018.

Preparation for Educational Leaders

The doctorate in education prepares administrators to meet the educational challenges of today and the future. New skills developed in the program will enable you to:

  • Acquire theoretical, practical, methodological and empirical knowledge
  • Conduct field-based research
  • Serve the needs of an increasingly diverse student population
  • Establish sound educational policy and practice
  • Play a leadership role in educational reform
  • Conduct educational assessments and evaluations

Those admitted to the Doctoral in Educational Leadership Program join a group (cohort) of 10 to 12 students in each degree option. Being a member of such a cohort provides you with opportunities for cooperative learning, skill enhancement, social interaction and the supportive environment needed to persevere in this intensive doctoral program of study.

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership:

  • Offers an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with two options: Pre-K-12 Educational Leadership and Post-secondary Educational Leadership (including Community College leadership and administration)
  • Offers instruction by professors from California State University, Bakersfield, members of the Community Advisory Board, and other qualified practitioners
  • Schedules coursework on Saturdays to accommodate full-time professionals.

A University System Commitment to the Central San Joaquin Valley

Improving California's education system is a core function and mission of California State University (CSU). The CSU system is particularly well-suited to helping bring more education doctorates to underserved populations, given its success in attracting, retaining and graduating students from underrepresented groups. CSU is not only practitioner-focused by design and history, it has exceptionally close ties with K-12 schools--links that have developed in the course of preparing so many of their teachers and administrators. As the university that is chosen by over 75% of community college students to complete their undergraduate degrees, CSU is the institution with the strongest ties to the community college system.

Organizationally, the program is responsible to the Dean of the Social Sciences and Education at California State University, Bakersfield and is administered by a director and taught by CSUB interdisciplinary faculty.

CSUB Appeal Process for the Disposition Assessment

Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022

Phone: (661) 654-3055
Fax: (661) 654-2479
Office: Education 249

Information Session Dates

Main Campus

Date: February 17, 2018 
Time: 3pm
Location: EDUC 247

Date: March 3, 2018
Time: 3pm
Location: EDUC 247

Antelope Valley Campus

Date: February 9, 2018
Time: 5pm
Location: Room 120