What will I learn?

The Educational Leadership doctoral program is designed to prepare current and future P-16 educational leaders to develop and nurture organizations that are designed to serve the diverse populations of southern California. Graduates of this program are prepared to serve as leaders in urban education with expertise to function in a global technological society. The program produces reflective practitioners aware of the complex challenges of curriculum, finance, organizational dynamics, and collaboration with local, state, and national stakeholders.

Students become more effective leaders by (a) solving problems from multiple perspectives; (b) using multicultural competence to interact with personnel, students and community members; (c) challenging assumptions to improve educational systems; and (d) learning to lead organizations toward respect of divergent viewpoints, learning styles, and ranges of ability.

Emphasis is placed on the expanding and changing role of education for social change to meet the needs of society. Graduate students in a learning cohort community experience an interdisciplinary approach to the study of educational leadership, teaching and learning, organizational development, management and research.

Graduates of the program are qualified for a variety of teaching and leadership positions in education and education-related settings, such as superintendent, central office administrator, school principal in P-12, or chancellor, president or administrator in community colleges or 4-year universities.

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
US$17,694.00 per year
Start date

23 May 2022


College of Education

California State University, Long Beach,

1250 Bellflower Blvd,



90840, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Evidence of completing an acceptable baccalaureate degree earned at a regionally accredited institution.
Evidence of completing a master’s degree earned at a regionally accredited institution, or the applicant has completed equivalent academic preparation.
A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 in upper-division and graduate study combined.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores from the three sections of the General Test, taken within five years of applying to the Ed.D. program.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Paper-based 550; Internet-based (iBT) 80

IELTS 6.0 each sub-section

Pearson Test of English 58

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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