Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

Program Learning Outcomes

The doctoral program is designed to produce effective leaders primarily for the Central Valley of California. Within four overarching Program Goals are core curricular elements consistent with legislative and CSU system requirements. The program is designed to educate leaders who will be able to demonstrate the following:

  1. Visionary Leadership: Develop and implement visionary leadership for systemic educational reform in improving instruction and learning in P-12 schools and community colleges.
  2. Teaching and Learning: Create and lead educational environments in which exemplary teaching is linked to high levels of achievement.
  3. Program Evaluation: Create and implement empirical (data-driven) systems for evaluating and improving educational effectiveness through performance-based student assessments.
  4. Applied Research: Design and execute applied research studies of school practice that result in educational improvement and increased student achievement.