By Angela E. Rodriguez |Staff Writer|
CSUSB has announced that they will be offering a three year doctoral degree in Educational Leadership effective Sept. 2013.
In earning a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, career opportunities from different areas ranging from: Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade school and district administration, Counseling, Social Work, Health Education and Educational Policy making to Community College Administrators/ Teachers.
The three year program for many students is an opportunity for personal growth and expertise development in the field.
“Doctoral program helped me grow as a professional and as an individual. I have gained a tremendous insight on not only the organization, facilities, and educational process but also in the rarely exposed post modern philosophical trends. My exposure led me to further personal growth and trips to retrace French continental philosophical school through programs abroad at Sorbonne (summer course),” according to the COE department’s website.
In order to qualify for this area of education, an applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in upper division and graduate studies.
The applicant must also have earned a baccalaureate and master’s degree in education or in a related field from an accredited institution of higher education.
Applicants must show evidence of leadership, motivation, self drive and moral principles along with other documentation such as transcripts and Graduation Record Examination (GRE) scores.
The application deadline for Fall 2013 is Tue Apr. 30.
According to the College of Education’s website a student’s experience will open the door for many opportunities.
“I have just started the program. However, when I mention that I am a doctoral student at CSUSB, it has given me the opportunity to get job interviews.”
CSUSB has a well rounded program developed as a professional degree including intimate faculty and practitioner interaction.
This program helps develop the preparation for educational leaders of schools, community colleges and many other areas in the educational field.
The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) is a national effort aimed at strengthening the education doctorate, Ed.D.
This project aims to mold the Ed.D forward preparation of school administrators, clinical faculty and professional staff for our nation’s many schools and colleges and learning cohorts that support the project’s goals.
The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate believe “the professional doctorate in education prepares educators for the application of appropriate and specific practices, the generation of new knowledge, and for the stewardship of the profession.”
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify and more information about the degree may be acquired from the College of Education department.
If interested in pursuing a Doctoral in Educational leadership the next informational on campus will be held Wed Feb. 20 at 6pm.
For the Palm Desert Campus information will be held on Thurs Feb. 21, 2013, 4:30 pm in the Oliphant Auditorium.