Become a Transformative Educational Leader!

The SJSU Lurie College of Education Ed.D. Leadership Program prepares the next generation of leaders with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to understand the causes of inequitable outcomes in P-16 educational institutions. Students in this program are also simultaneously prepared to assess pedagogies, practices, policies, and curricula that hold the potential to improve the life chances of minoritized students. 

These efforts are crucial as more than 8 in 10 California superintendents will be eligible for retirement in the next five years. In Santa Clara County alone, nearly 1,000 administrators serve 398 schools. 

EdD Leadership Program Announcements                Summer 23

The 10th cohort of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at San José State University begins Summer 2023. For more information on the doctoral program, please register for our information session on October 14, 2023 from 6:00-7:10 p.m. through this Google form.

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EdD Scholarship Opportunity 2022-2023

For the 2022-2023 academic year, one award of $5,000 will be made to a recipient. The recipient will be a student who is accepted into Cohort 9 of the Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership at San Jose State University. 

Please see this document for more information including details on eligibility and application process. [pdf] 

Doctoral Fellowship 2022

We are pleased to announce the Ed.D Leadership  Program at San José State University is offering a fellowship to doctoral students who are admitted to its June 2022 Cohort.

This opportunity is 10K per year for three years. It requires engaging in research that addresses and advances equitable outcomes for students in foster care and students experiencing homelessness from the K-12 population.

To apply, please submit a 1,000-word essay highlighting your interest in the objectives, outcomes, and expected deliverables of this fellowship and how your professional/educational goals match the proposed work with foster youth and youth experiencing homelessness in K-12 public education. Applications must also include transcripts, a writing sample, current resume or CV, and three letters of recommendation. These additional documents can be retrieved from your Ed.D. Application files, so you only need to submit the 1,000-word essay to apply for this fellowship. Please submit all documents to  

Please see the full statement for more details related to the fellowship, including due dates and the selection process. [pdf]

Lurie College and SJSU Announcements

  • 2020-2021 Impact Report - As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, our SJSU Lurie College of Education is positioned to lead. Read about the impact of our students, faculty, programs, and more from the past year.
  • 2022 U.S. News and World Report Rankings - Lurie College moved up 33 spots in this year's rankings of Best Education Schools and is #2 among universities in the Cal State system, #4 among universities in the Bay Area, and #14 among universities in California.
  • Financial Aid Opportunities - Visit this page to learn about the numerous scholarship and grant opportunities available through the college. The application process for scholarships takes place each spring semester.
  • SJSU Lurie College of Education Blog - Our college-wide blog contains more announcements, opportunities, and news for and about ChAD students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Student, Alumni, and Faculty Spotlights

Sofia Fojas

EdD student Sofia Fojas has been awarded a 3-year fellowship from our Center for Collaborative Research Excellence in Education (CCREE) to engage in applied research that addresses and advances equitable outcomes for students in foster care and students experiencing homelessness in the K-12 population. Read the full press release on the Lurie College blog.

Meet more of our EdD Leadership program students

Alumni Anne Tran has created the documentary When Cellphones Come To School, which shows what happens when cell phones predictably end up in classrooms and the impact on learning that results. Featuring interviews with a diverse range of students, teachers and experts, When Cellphones Come To School, highlights both positive and negative outcomes and points the way toward creating a better understanding of the national debate around the role cellphones might and do play in classroom education settings.

Our Spring 2022 newsletter includes details on our newest cohort of students, recent faculty and alumni achievements, and more.

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Upcoming Lurie College Events

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