Doctoral Graduate Courses

Unit Requirements

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at CSUB is a 60 unit degree: 27 units of Core courses, 21 units of Specialization courses, and 12 Dissertation units . Fieldwork components are embedded in the following courses: EDLD 6020 - Educational Reform; EDLD 6040 - Advanced Applied Quantitative Methods; EDLD 6060 - Conceptual Curriculum Prespectives for Educational Leadership; EDLD 6070 - Applied Qualitative Research Methods; EDLD 6080 - Theories of Cross-cultural Education; EDLD 6110 - Educational Evaluation, Assessment and Planning. 

The Doctoral Program has two focal areas or strands, one in Pre-K-12 Educational Leadership and the other in Post-secondary Educational Leadership (including Community College leadership and administration). Students progress through the program in cohorts. Students from both strands will take core courses together, and then will split off during their specialization phase.

Courses are offered on Saturdays to accommodate working professionals wishing to pursue this doctoral degree. The campus offers Blackboard, the system by which courses can be offered either fully or partially online. Some faculty have already offered parts of their courses online, and they will be encouraged to continue to use Blackboard to offer their courses.

The program can be completed in three (3) years. Please refer to the course sequences.



Advanced Educational Studies

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

Phone: (661) 654-3055
Fax: (661) 654-2479
Email: dwhetton@csub.edu
Office: Education 238