Doctorate in Educational Leadership

for Social Justice

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Educational Leadership

WHY CAL STATE EAST BAY (CSUEB)?

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at CSUEB develops a new type of executive leadership for education and related fields. Students engage in skill building activities that fuel socially responsible leadership and increase educational equity. Such leadership addresses and resolves the most pressing issues impacting California students, schools and communities.

HOW ARE CLASSES SCHEDULED?

Classes meet both online and in-person for four quarters beginning in June. In-person classes are held some Thursday and Friday late afternoons and some Saturdays. Roughly 60% of the classes are in-person and 40% are online (at your convenience).

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE DEGREE?

The program of study is 90 quarter units and requires three years to complete. The first two years consist of course work and the final year focuses mostly on the completion and defense of the dissertation.

WHAT ARE THE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS?

  • A bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA in graduate study of 3.0 or above.
  • Graduate Record Examination scores from within the past 5 years
  • Three confidential recommendation forms
  • Professional resume
  • Written response to writing prompt concerning school effectiveness
  • Demonstrated and documented professional or personal commitment to equity and social justice
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities in education or closely related field
  • Professional experiences which demonstrate problem-solving ability and an interest in critically assessing current educational policies and practices.

WHEN IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?

The application materials priority deadline is February 1. Applications will be accepted after this date if space is available. Contact edd@csueastbay.edu if you have questions.

IF I ATTENDED CSUEB FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND/OR GRADUATE COURSES, DO I NEED TO SUBMIT OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS?

No, applicants who attended CSUEB do not need to request official CSUEB transcripts. However, applicants need to include official transcripts for work completed at other institutions.

WHO ENROLLS IN THIS PROGRAM?

Although many of our students work in K-12 settings, others work as administrators in university settings, non-profit organizations, policy institutions and alternative education.

Browse our student profiles.

I NEED TO TAKE THE GRADUATE ENTRANCE EXAM—WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?

You may register to take the computer-based GRE General Exam at http://www.ets.org.

WHAT IS THE COST?

For up-to-date information about cost and financial aid, please visit csueastbay.edu and search for “Tuition Fee Information.” As of 2015, the cost per quarter was $4,070.

IS THERE FINANCIAL AID?

Student loans and a doctoral grant may be available to those who apply for aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For questions about financial aid, please

contact finaid@csueastbay.edu.

WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS

Please email us at edd@csueastbay.edu or call us at 510.885.3596.

 
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