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Students of SJSU Ed.D. programSan José State University is pleased to announce its first 'stand alone' doctoral program: An Ed.D. in educational leadership (accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges). Learn more about an SJSU Ed.D.


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This three-year degree is designed to endow, challenge and nurture a diverse group of next-generation educational leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to build a P-12 public education system that provides all students with a high quality education. Check out the curriculum

san jose state university It is the most recent demonstration of San José State's century and a half commitment to the development of first-rate public schools.


Dinner and Discussion

Thursday, October 12, 2017
5:00pm to 7:30pm

Panel Discussion With Last Year's Dissertation Writers (And Newly-Minted EdD's)
Join us for dinner and a fun, informative discussion with last year's dissertation writers. Get ideas and tips for making progress on your own projects, and share stories about the joys (and challenges) of writing a dissertation.

Please RSVP to Tom Moriarty ( by September 28.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
5:00pm to 7:30PM

SJSU Guidelines for Formatting Your Dissertation
Join us for dinner and an informative presentation from the folks over in the Office of Grdauate and Undergraduate Programs (GUP). The final step in your dissertation process is securing the approval of the good folks over in GUP. So we asked them to let us know what they'll be looking for.

Please RSVP to Tom Moriarty ( by November 2.


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The fourth cohort of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at San José State University begins Summer 2017. For more information on the doctoral program, please sign up for one of our information sessions.

 Congratulations to Profs. Duckor, Holmberg, and Reis

Please join us in congratulating Noni Reis, Professor of Educational Leadership, who was recently honored by the Monterey Charter of the Association of California School Administrators as Professor of Education.

Prof. Brent Duckor and Dr. Carrie Holmberg (Teacher Education) just published a book entitled Mastering Formative Assessment Moves: 7 High-Leverage Practices to Advance Student Learning published by ASCD books. The book is available