Department of Educational Leadership

The Department of Educational Leadership, an academic unit within the College of Education, prepares candidates in PK-12 schools who aspire to be equity-driven school leaders, responsible for empowering engaged, inspired, and successful learners. Learn more about our mission.

The Department offers several master's and doctoral degrees in PK-12 educational leadership as well as an internationally inclusive leadership program. In addition, the department offers options to obtain an Administrative Services Credential.

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Department Chair: Doug Fisher
Department Coordinator: Dalia Corrigan

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Fall 2025 Admissions

SDSU will begin accepting applications for fall 2025 on October 1, 2024. Deadlines differ by program. Please see individual academic program information for details.

EDL News

Cythnia L. Uline and Joseph F. Johnson Jr.

Ed leadership scholarship honors a mother’s love

Emeriti faculty Cythnia L. Uline and Joseph F. Johnson Jr. give to support Ed.D. students on their journeys to becoming equity champions.

James Marshall

Studying Success: SDSU 'Lifer' James Marshall Receives COE’s Distinguished Faculty Award

Triple alumnus and longtime professor in Educational Leadership is an expert in what makes programs effective.

Diane Lapp

Diane Lapp Honored for a Lifetime of Literacy Leadership

School of Teacher Education professor emerita receives the International Literacy Association’s William S. Gray Citation of Merit.