EdD in Education (Educational Administration and Leadership Concentrations)
The Benerd School of Education offers doctoral degree options geared to practitioners of education at universities, colleges, school districts, as well as government agencies and advocacy groups operating in the realm of education policy. Our program also prepares educators for teaching at the college or university level. The doctoral program emphasizes a combination of intensive academic exploration (typically in seminar form), research, scholarly enterprise and a defended dissertation. All of our candidates enjoy the opportunity to tailor a course of study to the areas of education that interest them most-it's a thoroughly challenging experience, guaranteed to advance your personal growth and your effectiveness as a leader in the world of education. As a researcher at University of the Pacific, you also benefit from your ability to draw on the extensive resources of one of America's top-ranked private universities.
· Educational Leadership (K-12)
· Educational and Organizational Leadership
· Student Affairs
The Dissertation Process
The dissertation represents the culmination of your work in the doctoral program. Read about how one of our EdD students navigated the dissertation process and learned to love their research.
Outcomes and Success Stories
Our alumni include successful principals, superintendents, and K-12 administrators who live and work across the state of California and beyond. Read about how our doctoral program changed the lives and careers of our students (PDF).
Dr. Linda Skrla
Dr. Rod Githens (Educational and Organizational Leadership - Sacramento Program)
Department of Educational Administration and Leadership
Gladys L. Benerd School of Education
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2580
Fax: (209) 946-3110