Educational Leadership for Social Justice, Ed.D.
Recent legislation has authorized the California State University system to award the Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) degree in Educational Leadership. Offered by the Department of Educational Leadership, CSUEB began enrolling students in the Ed.D. program, Educational Leadership for Social Justice, summer 2008. Designed for educators who are employed in full-time positions, the program enrolls one cohort of educational leaders each year. Expected time to complete the degree, including writing the dissertation, is three calendar years, including summers.
The mission of the Doctoral Program, Educational Leadership for Social Justice (ELSJ), is to work with PK-12 educators and those in other agencies to prepare them to assume positions of leadership informed by a commitment to social justice. In particular, a primary objective of the ELSJ program is to prepare educators who will contribute to outcomes of educational equity by dismantling the academic opportunity gap between white students and populations of color. The program provides a blend of theory, research, and practice, in learning communities with faculty and other professionals and peers. Student develop a deeper understanding of themselves as educators, leaders, policy makers, and policy advocates as they develop the knowledge, skills and habits of mind necessary to improve the quality of student learning by enacting bold, socially responsible leadership.