Curriculum and Faculty

EdD Curriculum and Faculty

The Cal State LA Ed.D. Program focuses on leadership in practice by fostering an expanded understanding of the many contexts in which educational leadership takes place as well as could take place.  The program is designed as a college-wide program to draw on the expertise, skills and talents of all faculty within the college who can collectively advance a broader understanding of leadership and new lines of inquiry into the practice of leadership in varied educational contexts.

The cohort-based, 60 semester unit, year- round program is designed to prepare doctoral students to lead reform efforts in California's Pre-K through post-secondary/adult education schools. All students complete an independent research project as part of the final doctoral dissertation.  Students can complete the degree in three years.

Unique Characteristics of the Ed.D. Curriculum and Faculty:

  • Is guided by the core values
  • Focuses on the challenges facing urban educational organizations and on the issues of social justice, equity, achievement, and the needs of diverse learners
  • Includes collaboration with community partners from a variety of disciplines
  • Integrates research methodology courses with content courses to contextualize inquiry practices
  • Taught by a multidisciplinary faculty
  • Provides learning support in Laboratories of Practice (Labs) from beginning of program to completion of degree

Offers students a choice of three interest/emphasis areas:


  • System and School Redesign
  • Urban Teaching and Learning
  • Students' Special Needs, Supports and Services

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Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership
Division of Applied & Advanced Studies in Education
Charter College of Education
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8143
Doctoral Office: King Hall C1065
Phone: 323-343-6164     Fax: 323-343-4252
Office Staff: Cathy Morales [email protected]
Division Staff: Betty Lee  [email protected]