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.
Interested in earning your doctorate in educational leadership?
Learn more about how the CANDEL Ed.D. program can help
you reach your professional goals by attending one of our
upcoming information sessions.
The CANDEL program curriculum is constructed around four
overarching and inter-related themes that are seen as integral to
the academic and professional development of educational leaders: