The CANDEL program, is a partnership between the University of
California, Davis, and Sonoma State University, and is designed
to produce exemplary educational leaders in schools, community
colleges, and related educational capacities that reside in the
greater Sacramento Valley, Bay Area and Northern California.
Graduates of this program are prepared to lead for change in
educational environments that promote learning, equity, and
achievement for all students.
Capital Area North Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Doctoral Qualifying Examination Administrative Process and
This document is intended to
guide students through the administrative processes of the
Qualifying Examination and Advancing to Candidacy. These
processes are consistent with the degree requirements for the
CANDEL Program and, accordingly, are in concert with the
procedures and oversight responsibilities of the UC Davis
Graduate Studies office.