EdD/Educational Leadership

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 2024-25 admission cycle closes on February 1, 2024. View a 2024 information session video here.

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.

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