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University Catalog 2015-2016 (Final Quarter Catalog) 
University Catalog 2015-2016 (Final Quarter Catalog) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership Specialization in PreK-12 Leadership

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The doctoral program in Educational Leadership with a Specialization in PreK-12 Education is designed to prepare educators to lead reform efforts in California’s Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade schools. The degree program is designed specifically for working professionals in the field of education. The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership has three emphases: School and System Redesign, Urban Teaching and Learning, and Students’ Special Needs, Supports and Services.

Admission to the Program

For admission to the program, applicants must have:
1. An earned baccalaureate degree and master’s degree from accredited institution of higher education with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in
    upper   division courses and 3.25 or above in graduate study. Official transcripts are required.

2. A professional resume.

3. Demonstrated excellence in writing as demonstrated by samples of academic and professional documents.

4. Submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores on the three sections of the General Test; GRE scores from the previous five (5) years are
    acceptable as valid for this purpose.

5. Three confidential letters of recommendation attesting to the leadership and scholarship potential of the applicant. One letter should be from a university
    faculty member who is familiar with the applicant’s work. One letter should be from a person who has supervised the applicant in an employment
    setting  and the final letter should address the applicant’s fit for the selected emphasis area.

6. A written statement of professional purpose that reflects an understanding of the future challenges facing schools and the community they serve.

Requirements for the Degree (60 semester units)

 A total of 60 semester units is required, with at least 30 in 600-level courses and including 12 dissertation units. Students must pass a qualifying examination and complete a dissertation. Only students who have been admitted to the doctoral program may enroll in doctoral courses, with prior approval of the Doctoral Program Director. There is a limit on credit that may be earned in variable-unit courses. See Restrictions on Credit Earned in Variable Unit Courses in the Charter College of Education section in the Academic Programs: College-based and University-wide chapter in the catalog.

Required Emphasis Courses (3 units)

Select one course in an emphasis area from the emphases and elective courses

• School and System Redesign (eg., EDFN 614 or EDAD 604)
• Urban Teaching and Learning (e.g., EDCI 675 or EDCI 677)
• Students’ Special Needs, Supports and Services (e.g., EDSP 660 or EDSP 640)

Required LAB Courses (15 to 27 units)

Select from the following based on emphasis:

Additional Course(s) (TBD)

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