Improving urban education is a national priority, and The Michael D. Eisner College of Education is a national leader in meeting this challenge. With support from the Carnegie Foundation, the Eisner Family, the U.S. Department of Education and others, the College is a leader in educational innovation and excellence. The College brings these same qualities to its new Doctoral Program (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership. This program will create a network of leaders, in separate PreK-12 and community college cohorts, who are committed to profound change for improving urban education.
This selective program is specifically designed to bring together highly motivated, reform-minded leaders. The program features:
- A schedule designed for working professionals;
- Separate cohorts for PreK-12 leaders and community college leaders so students can focus on the unique needs of their segment;
- Preparation for advanced-level leadership positions, such as school superintendent, principal, college president or dean;
- A collegial relationship with faculty and a chance to build relationships with change leaders in the field; and
- A focus on research-based best practice to improve student achievement.
Students meet for evening classes once a week on campus at CSUN, in addition to attending occasional Weekend Seminars, participating in online activities, and conducting independent research.