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Welcome to the Department of Educational Leadership!

The Department of Educational Leadership prepares administrators who are dedicated to fostering equity and excellence in education through appreciation of diversity. Our graduates are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and experience to promote social justice through engagement with diverse communities and to facilitate collaborative change.

Our department offers programs aligned with the state of California two-tier credential structure in school administration.
• Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (Tier 1)
• Administrative Intern Credential
• M.A. in Educational Administration (K-12)

Students completing the M.A. program are able to transition smoothly into the Ed.D in program.

Through a 4-semester sequence of courses, graduates are prepared to create meaningful partnerships with school districts, families, professional organizations, cities, and local business communities. All courses are hybrid courses, providing the convenience and flexibility of online assignments and activities, and the value and mentoring that comes with face-to-face instruction and discussion. Students are placed within a cohort, meet at a regional location and create a network of colleagues that provides support and advice through the program and beyond. Four fieldwork courses provide opportunities for one-to-one mentoring from an experience fieldwork supervisor at the student’s worksite.

We are located in Sweeney Hall 219.  For more information about applying, our program learning goals, and to learn about us, please see the links above.  If you have additional questions, please call the Department Office 408-924-3616 or email us at



Fall 2017

University Deadline / May 1, 2017

Department Deadline: May 20, 2017


Ed.D. Leadership Program

New Cohort Begins Summer 2017

 Ed.D. Leadership Program Website 


STARS Scholarship Information  



Upcoming Informational Sessions


San Jose State University Sweeney Hall 335

Wednesday, March 15, 4:30pm  


Cupertino Union School District Office Board Room

1309 S. Mary Ave. Sunnyvale CA 94087

Wednesday, March 22, 4:00pm 

Thursday, April 6, 4:00pm 


Moreland School District Office  

4711 Campbell Avenue (Corner of Campbell and Fallbrook)

Thursday, March 23, 4:00pm 

Thursday, April 12, 4:00pm  


Berryessa School District Office

1376 Piedmont Rd., San Jose

Wednesday, March 22 4:00pm (CANCELLED) 

Tuesday, April 4, 4:00pm 


MVLA High School District Office 

1299 Bryant Avenue, Mountain View

Tuesday, April 4, 4:00pm


Sunnyvale School District

819 W Iowa Ave., Sunnyvale 

Monday, March 20, 4:00pm

Monday, April 3, 4:00pm


Franklin McKinley School District Office

645 Wool Creek, San Jose

Tuesday, March 14, 3:30pm

MOnday, March 27, 3:30pm


Pajaro Valley Unified School District 

Human Resources COnference Room 

294 Green Valley Rd., Watsonville

Thursday, March 23, 4:00pm 


Seaside High School 

2200 Noche Buena St. 

Thursday, April 6, 4:00pm 


Santa Cruz County Office of Education

399 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz

Thursday, March 30, 4;00pm 


Salinas City Elementary School District 

840 S. Main St. (Board Room)

Monday, March 27, 4:30pm

Tuesday, April 4, 4:30pm

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Spring 2017 Graduation Celebration Event

Monday, May 22 6pm 

Student Union Ballroom