Doctorate in Educational Leadership

for Social Justice

Our program begins in the Summer quarter with an orientation in early June. Selected applicants will be asked to complete an online California State University, East Bay application.

Please note that you must be admitted into the EdD Program prior to submitting your application to the university.

Educational Leadership

Admission Requirements

Admission shall be granted on a competitive basis in accordance with Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations (Section 41020). Meeting the minimum requirements qualifies an individual for the program but does not guarantee admission.Requirements for admission shall apply to all EdD applicants and shall include, at minimum, the following:

1) A Baccalaureate degree and Master's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA

2) Graduate Record Examination scores within the last 5 years.  

3) Leadership skills and abilities in education or closely related field as  shown in resume/CV.

4) Professional experiences demonstrating problem-solving ability and assessments of current educational policies and practices.  

5) Three confidential recommendations forms.

6) Documented professional commitment to equity and social justice.  

7) District Support Agreement (if applicable) stating support for candidate’s doctoral studies from employer.

8) A written response to a writing prompt concerning issues of school effectiveness. 

How To Apply

1. Apply to the department using the online application.

2. Email the following supporting documents to

3. Mail two sets of official degree-bearing college/university transcripts to

Department of Educational Leadership


California State University East Bay

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd

Hayward, CA 94542

4.  If selected, participate in an interview with Admission Committee.

5. Apply to the University only after receiving notification from the Department. Submit an application through Cal State Apply to Cal State East Bay and pay the $55 nonrefundable application fee. Be sure to print the application submission confirmation page for your records. Submit all required documents (which includes transcripts from ALL colleges/universities attended, including community colleges). 

Department Priority Deadline

Priority Admission Deadlinet: February 15, 2018

Supporting Documents

Download these forms for your convenience.

Admission Check List

Employer Support Agreement

Recommendation Form (3 required)

Writing Prompt

Apply to the Department


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