EdD: Doctorate in Educational Leadership


Capital Area North Doctorate in Educational Leadership

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The CANDEL program is designed to prepare 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.

Launched in 2005, CANDEL is fully accredited by WASC and aims to cultivate educational leaders from public schools, community colleges, state and local educational agencies, and organizations serving education in northern California. Program participants include principals, superintendents, district office and county office of education staff, teachers, education program managers, consultants, education policy makers, community college faculty, presidents and vice-chancellors as well other current or aspiring leaders in education.


CANDEL Graduation Luncheon
Buehler Alumni Center, AGR Room

Please join us in celebrating the CANDEL graduates of 2016. During the luncheon, Dissertation Chairs will introduce each graduate and say a few words about the graduate’s research project. Attendance is by invitation only. Graduates may invite up to 7 family members or friends to join them at the luncheon.

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General Requirements for CANDEL Program


General Requirements:

An earned baccalaureate and master’s degree from accredited institutions of higher education
Minimum GPA for admission to the University of California (see below)
Experience in leadership roles in an educational institution or related area
Substancial Professional work experience
GRE test scores (no older than five years) 

Minimum GPA for admission to the University of California

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CANDEL Program Structure and Objectives

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Course Descriptions