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Educational Leadership

Preparing critical and courageous scholar-practitioners who lead educational transformation.
We are now accepting applications for the Summer 2021 cohort for our Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership for Social Justice. Applications for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, Master's in Educational Leadership Program, and our Administrative Services Clear Credential Program will be accepted as of January 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic year. For more information about each program, click on the "Programs" tab in the red menu bar above.

Information Sessions 


RSVP: EdD in Educational Leadership for Social Justice Information Session

Virtual Information Session with faculty, staff, and students. Please RSVP. A Zoom link will be sent prior to the event.

2019-2020 Radical Educator Speaker Series: Transformation through Community Solidarity 


Dr. Farima Pour-Khorshid

Bay Area educator-organizer-scholar, Dr. Farima Pour-Khorshid, will deliver a talk on Thursday, March 5, 2020, 5:30 pm, titled “Cultivating Sacred Spaces: Organizing to Heal and Healing to Organize.” Dr. Pour-Khorshid has taught at the elementary grade level as well as at the university level for over a decade, she has also supervised pre-service teachers, and facilitated teacher development workshops throughout California and the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua where her family emigrated from and where she lived between 2010-2012. She graduated with her Masters degree and Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is currently an assistant professor and teacher supervisor at the University of San Francisco. She holds leadership roles in the Teachers 4 Social Justice organization (, the People’s Education Movement-Bay Area, the national Education for Liberation Network ( and the Radical Healing Team at Flourish Agenda ( Read More


Dr. Anthony Ocampo

Dr. Anthony Ocampo, a Ford Foundation Fellow and Associate Professor of Sociology at Cal Poly Pomona, will give a talk titled, "Rethinking Race, Gender, and Education: Intersectional Approaches to School-Community Relationships" on Saturday, 1:00 pm, February 8, 2020. Dr. Ocampo is the author of The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race (Stanford University Press), and co-editor of Contemporary Asian America (NYU Press). His research on the educational trajectories of second-generation Latinos and Asian Americans has been published in journals in education, sociology, and ethnic studies, including Race, Ethnicity, and Education; Ethnic and Racial Studies; Latino Studies; and the Journal of Asian American Studies. Dr. Ocampo’s research and commentaries on immigration, race, and education have been featured on NPR, Public Radio International, The New York Times, and The San Francisco Chronicle. He is currently working with NYU Press on his second book about the comparative educational experiences of Latino and Filipino American queer male youth in Los Angeles.


Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy

Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy kicks off our 2019-2020 Radical Educator Speaker Series on Saturday, November 2, from 1:00-3:00 pm, in the Art & Education Building on the Hayward campus. Her talk is titled, "Every time I give this talk somebody ends up writing me a letter trying to explain why they can't give stolen land back: Decolonial musings, radical imagination and building Indigence futures." Dr. Risling Baldy is an Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Native American Studies at Humboldt State University. Her research is focused on Indigenous feminisms, California Indians and decolonization. She received her Ph.D. in Native American Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research from the University of California, Davis and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Literary Research from San Diego State University. She also has her B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University. She has published in the Ecological Processes Journal, the Wicazo Sa Review, and the Decolonization: Indignity, Education and Society journal. She has also published creative writing in the As/Us journal and News from Native California. Dr. Risling Baldy is the author of a popular blog that explores issues of social justice, history and California Indian politics and culture.

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Educational Leadership
  • California State University, East Bay
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, AE 250
  • Hayward, CA 94542
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  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday