College of Education
Department of Educational Leadership
Doctoral Program in Community College Leadership
The department offers a doctorate in community college leadership. The program prepares informed and reflective educational leaders who ethically apply critical skills of assessment, evaluation, analysis, synthesis, and action to ensure excellence and equity in educational practice as they serve as stewards to the education community. The program emphasizes the practical application of theory and practice considering philosophical and epistemological foundations of educational leadership practice and research. The students and faculty are diverse in terms of their educational, professional, and personal backgrounds reflecting the diversity of California. The Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership (C-REAL) is an active research center that engages doctoral students in analyzing local problems and identifying solutions to those problems. The Center is an integral part of the graduate curricula offerings.
Epistemology, History and Structures of Contemporary Education, Philosophy and, Resource Management and Development, Ethical and Legal Dimensions of Leadership, Application of Research: Forecasting and Assessment, Student Learning and Development, Community College Systems, Structures, and Cultures, Research Support Seminars, and Leadership for Change and Collaboration.