Capital Area North Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Welcome to the CANDEL program and thank you for your interest!
Please note that the application deadline for the 2020-21
admission cycle is February 15, 2021. For this year only, CANDEL
is waiving the GRE requirement. If you’re interested in
learning more about our program, we encourage you to attend our
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 policymakers, community college faculty,
presidents, and vice chancellors as well other current or
aspiring leaders in education. Download
a CANDEL fact sheet here.