Hands typing at a computer keyboard with the words Admissions Requirements and How to Apply

Educational Leadership: Concentration in PK-12 School Leadership with Science and Math Focus (Ed.D.)

On this page: Find program application information for Educational Leadership: Concentration in PK-12 School Leadership with Science and Math Focus (Ed.D.) offered by the Department of Educational Leadership (EDL), as well as required supplemental documents.

Welcome to the supplemental application portal for the Educational Leadership: Concentration in PK-12 School Leadership with Science and Math Focus (Ed.D.).

The Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership in PK-12 concentration seeks to advance the work of public schools throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties. The program is committed to developing reflective leaders and change agents, capable of responding to the area’s demographic shifts and the increasingly complex needs of educational organizations within this diverse multicultural region.

All applicants must have completed a master’s degree program prior to admission and reside in San Diego or Imperial counties or commit to relocating if admitted to the program.

NOTE: The degree document that you earn when finishing this program will NOT mention the Math and Science focus.  It will only show you completed an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a concentration in PK-12 School Leadership.

Important Dates for Fall 2020

Item Due Date
1. Cal State Apply application March 2, 2020
 
2. Program application March 2, 2020
3. Transcripts & GRE scores due April 1, 2020

Steps to Apply

Follow the steps below to apply to the Educational Leadership: Concentration in PK-12 School Leadership (Ed.D.) Program:

  • You must first apply to the California State University via Cal State Apply.
  • Next, request official transcripts.  If you previously attended SDSU, you need only submit transcripts for work completed since last attendance. If you are a current SDSU student you are not required to submit an SDSU transcript.
  • Then, apply to the Educational Leadership: Concentration in PK-12 School Leadership (Ed.D.) Program

1. Submit Cal State Apply

Select the EdD program for a Fall 2020 start, even though admitted students will take courses in Summer 2020.

For assistance, see Tips on Completing the Cal State Apply University Application

Go to Cal State Apply (CSU application) -- opens October 1, 2019

2. Request official transcripts

Request that your official transcripts be sent to SDSU, following instructions on our Submit Test Scores and Transcripts page. Please submit your Cal State Apply application prior to sending in official transcripts.  If you previously attended SDSU, you need only submit transcripts for work completed since last attendance. If you are a current SDSU student you are not required to submit an SDSU transcript.

3. Apply to the Program

Submit the program application and required documents as directed below: 

Required documents

Please gather the items below and have them ready to upload:

Write a Statement of Philosophy about Science Leadership or Mathematics Leadership: 1-2 pages, addressing your beliefs and values about leadership, curriculum and instruction, students, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders.  Please make your statement specific to leadership in science education or mathematics education.

Prepare a resume or curriculum vitae to your application, which will include your education and employment history as well as any academic honors, awards, scholarships, and publications.
Contact 2 individuals who you have interacted with academically and/or professionally and would be able to write a letter of recommendation for you.  Recommenders will submit their recommendations directly into the Online Program application.
Nomination/ statement of support for the candidate's doctoral studies from employer or, in cases where this is not provided, an indication of the candidate's plan for meeting the demands of the program and professional responsibilities.
Please submit an example of your best professional and/or academic writing.
Provide a link to a 2-3 minute video addressing the following prompts 1) Describe your academic and/or professional background in science or math 2) Describe how you connect your background in science or math to your work in the education field 3) Share why you are interested in earning an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a Science and Mathematics Focus.

 

Program application

Access the Online Program Application

Go to Program Application -- opens October 1, 2019