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.


Dr. Macheo Payne discusses his experiences in the Ed. D. Educational Leadership program at San Francisco State University. Dr. Payne graduated from the doctoral program in December 2012.

The title of his dissertation is “The Three Commitments: Critical Race Theory and Disproportionate Suspension of Black Males."  See his story.

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Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2014 upon completing the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at San Francisco State University.

The EDDL Annual Recognition Ceremony featured keynote addresses by President Leslie Wong and Nancy Villacana Reyes, the Distinguished Student Award winner from the Graduate College of Education for 2015. Members of the graduating class pictured here are Front Row: Left to Right:  Tram Vo-Kamamoto; Courtney Paulger; Kathleen Schoenecker; Mary Streshly; Paula Hsieh; Suzy Williams; Christine Solari; Nancy Reyes; Rosaura Diaz. Back Row:  Left to Right: Barbara Henderson; David Hemphill; President Les Wong; Dean Judith Munter; Eurania Lopez; Stephanie Sisk-Hilton. Kneeling: Robert Gabriner