San Francisco State University is pleased to offer a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Educational Leadership. This innovative program has a distinct mission: to prepare educational leaders for P-12 schools and community colleges who will transform their organizations to enhance learning and achievement for all students.


The SF State University program is distinguished by

An accelerated timeline (3 years) to complete course work and dissertation.

A focus on closing the achievement gap, equity, access, and social justice for diverse learners.
A distinguished multi-disciplinary faculty and perspectives from six colleges within the university.

Student learning within a cohort community where students attend class and work on projects together every other weekend year-around.

The integration of theory and practice, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and evaluation of promising practices to inform evidence-based decision-making.

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges


The Educational Leadership Program is proud to announce the graduation of the members of the class of 2014.  A total of 74 students have now completed the EDDL Program.  Congratulations to the members of Cohort 2011, the fifth cohort to finish the program.