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.
There is no better way to commence your doctoral program than by experiencing your first course and orientation in these lush surroundings! The Marconi Conference Center (map) is located in beautiful West Marin County, overlooking Tomales Bay.
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
Office hours: Fall 2014 Quarter–By Appointment Only
Gloria Rodriguez’s current research explore notions of educational investment that reflect efforts to build upon community strengths in order to address community needs within and beyond educational settings. Dr. Rodriguez also engages in research and campus activities that focus on the educational conditions and trajectories of Chicana/o-Latina/o communities, other communities of color, and low-income populations in the U.S.