Mar 21, 2018
The California School of Education’s Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Educational Leadership and Management prepares the Candidate for leadership in a comprehensive consideration of educational settings inclusive of public and private schools, lower and higher educational settings, government organization and bodies, as well as other private and public organizations.
The EdD: Educational Leadership and Management program graduates are competent, confident, and conscientious educational leaders, committed to service and social justice for all in a global society, with the knowledge, skills and abilities to exemplify the following Outcomes:
- Lead change in educational organizations in a diverse and global society.
- Understand the philosophical and social underpinnings of world educational systems, multiculturalism and futuristic educational trends and developments.
- Evaluate the political, societal, economic, legal and cultural influence on learning organizations.
- Demonstrate and articulate effective theories and principles of teaching and leading adult learners.
- Model personal and professional ethics, integrity, justice and fairness.
- Evaluate sand design research that addresses educational issues.
Specialized Admissions Requirements
Applicants to Educational Leadership and Management programs must satisfy the requirements stipulated in the “Admissions and Registration” section of the University catalog, and must also meet the following criteria:
GPA: Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
Recommendations: Each candidate must provide two written recommendations from those who can attest to the applicant’s abilities, interests, and proven accomplishments in education.
Personal essay: A six to seven page personal essay describing the following is required:
- the professional organizations to which you belong,
- honors, activities and other creative accomplishments, and
- a brief autobiographical statement including future professional plans.
Interview: Student must have an interview with the relevant CSOE Admissions Committee.
Upon receipt and review of all documentation, the candidate will be considered for final admission. Final admissions decision will be made by the Program Faculty.
Specialized Admissions Requirements: Credit for Previous Graduate Work
Transfer of credit may be awarded on the following basis:
- A maximum of 24 semester units beyond the master’s degree may be transferred from a regionally accredited institution. All such coursework must have been earned in addition to the master’s degree required coursework.
- The request to accept credit to be transferred must be approved by the program director.
- Credit that has been used to complete a second master’s degree may be considered for transfer to the EdD Program.
- Credits must have been earned within seven years prior to the request for transfer. Waivers of this requirement may be considered by program faculty on a case by case basis. All waivers must be approved by the dean.
- Extension courses or continuing education courses are not, in standard cases, acceptable for graduate transfer. However, courses completed at high levels through an accredited university or local district program may be considered by the program director and approved by the Dean of the California School of Education for partial credit transfer.
- Coursework being considered for transfer must be equivalent to Alliant coursework for which it is being applied. Students are required to submit transcripts, catalog course descriptions and other documentation.
- All coursework must be completed successfully at credit or B levels or higher.
Curriculum and Degree Requirements
The Educational Leadership and Management: EdD is a 61- semester unit program inclusive of educational theory and applicable research. The Program relies upon the Professional Learning Community design, utilizing the cohort model. Cohorts begin the Program as a unit with a fall semester start and matriculate through the program as a community, utilizing both online and cohort meetings for program effectiveness. The Program includes three major components:
- completion of requisite coursework, followed by
- completion of requisite Comprehensive Examinations at the conclusion of coursework,
- completion of and faculty affirmation of dissertation research and publication.
Once admitted to the Program, applicants must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher in all coursework. Students failing to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at the end of any term will be placed on academic warning and must correct the deficiency by the following semester or be subject to academic dismissal from the program.
Degrees are posted to the official university transcript through the Registrar’s Office at Candidate request. Completion of degree program is verified by the Registrar as per the Master Plan of Study. All courses below are three units (3) unless otherwise noted.
Dissertation Research (3 semesters / 9 units)
Educational Leadership Management Core Faculty
Shirley Baker, EdD, Associate Professor and System Director
Estela C. Matriano, EdD, Professor
For a detailed description of program faculty background and research interests, please see the alphabetical listing of Faculty for the California School of Education.