Elizabeth Montaño, Program Chair
The Educational Leadership (CANDEL) Program leading to a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree, is intended primarily for working professionals in schools, community colleges, and related educational capacities that reside in the greater Sacramento Valley, Bay Area, Central Valley, and Northern California. Graduates of this program will be prepared to lead in educational environments that promote learning, equity and achievement for all students. Armed with both real-world, problem-based learning, and scholarship skills, program graduates will be uniquely ready to manage the complexities of educational organizations, effect school change processes and shape the educational policies that bear on the practice of education in the public setting.