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 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 upcoming information sessions.

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.


Winter Break Hours

UC Davis Campus Curtailment

The CANDEL  office will be closed during the campus curtailment from December 19, 2020 through January 3, 2021.  Please reach out to Rosaisela Rodriguez before December 19th for any time sensitive questions or assistance you may need as we will not be available to answer questions/assist you during the closure.  We will return to our regular hours on Monday January 4th.


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