The SF State doctoral program in Educational Leadership focuses on transformative leadership, social justice, and equity. Learn more about how we incorporate that into classroom and research work.

Ed.D. Educational Leadership Spotlight

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Improving education by applying theory to your practice

Explore ideas and projects that take your work to the next level.

Program Overview

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Our Graduates

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.

Hear from Our Students

Read Ed.D. Dissertations

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The Program

The San Francisco State Ed.D. program is  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 opportunity gap and make learning accessible to all.

About the Program

Learn More & Apply

Class Meeting Dates for Fall and Spring

  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Semester Launch All Students: 1/21, 9am-12:30pm via Zoom


Session 1. Jan 28, 29 (Face-to-Face)

Session 2. Feb 11, 12 (Face-to-Face)

Session 3. Feb 25, 26 (Online)

Session 4. Mar 11, 12 (Face-to-Face)

Session 5. Mar 25, 26 (Online)

Session 6. Apr 1, 2 (online) +(Research Symposium on 4/2)

Session 7. Apr 22, 23 (Face-to-Face)

Session 8. May 6, 7 (Face-to-Face)

EDDL Graduation: Saturday, 5/13 Time TBD

*Incoming Student Orientation: Saturday, 6/17


Session 1. Jun 3, 4 (Online)

Session 2. Jun 10, 11 (Online)

Session 3. Jun 24, 25 (Online)

Session 4. Jul 8, 9 (Online)

Session 5. Jul 22, 23 (Online)