CANDEL Admissions & Financial Aid


Welcome Prospective Students
Scholar Practitioners Leading for Change

Deadline:  February 15

Watch the Information Session Video Below

If you cannot make any of our Information Sessions, please click the link to access the edited recording that took place on Tuesday, October 11 at UC Davis.


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CANDEL Program Contact Information
Need help? Have questions? Please feel free to contact us directly.

For specific questions:
Rosaisela Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Associate Director, CANDEL
University of California, Davis School of Education
School of Education, room 156
(530) 754-6664

For general inquiries regarding CANDEL

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CANDEL Frequently Asked Questions

What is the general profile of the CANDEL applicant?

Most applicants are administrators, educational leaders, and student service professionals in educational settings; such as,  P-12, Community College, higher education institutions, and advocacy organizations, who have visionary leadership ability and have a strong desire to create changes in educational policy from within their school, district, department, etc.

CANDEL Program Information

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
Substantial Professional work experience
GRE test scores (no older than five years) 

Minimum GPA for admission to the University of California

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