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.


San Francisco State's Ed.D. graduates are making their mark at schools across the state and country, both at the P-12 and two-year and four-year college level. Our students and alumni have dedicated themselves to improving equity and social justice for all students in California's P-12 schools and community colleges.


The San Francisco State Ed.D. program is one of the few focused on both P-12 and higher education. Our accelerated (three-year) timeline and weekend class schedule make this an excellent program for practitioners currently working in the field and looking to take their career to the next level. Our focus on social justice and equity ensure that our graduates become leaders in working to close the achievement/opportunity gap and make learning accessible to all.