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Department of Educational Leadership

Department of Educational Leadership

Ed.D. EDL PK-12 Science and Math Focus
Department of Educational Leadership
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Program Overview

The Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership in PK-12  seeks to advance the work of public schools throughout the San Diego region. The fall 2019 cohort will focus on leadership within science and mathematics. The program is committed to developing reflective leaders and change agents, capable of responding to the area’s demographic shifts and the increasingly complex science and mathematics needs of educational organizations within this diverse multicultural region.
Emphasizing theory, research, and practice, the program provides an opportunity for students to work within active science and mathematics education learning communities as they interact with faculty and other cohort members.   
Students acquire deeper understanding of themselves as educators, leaders, policy advocates, and professional developers as they increase their knowledge and skills necessary to improve student learning in science and mathematics education.  This program connects coursework with professional learning in formal and informal science and mathematics education. 

The program strives to develop leaders who are:

  • Experts in educational leadership
  • Critical thinkers informed by scholarly literature
  • Transformational change agents
  • Life-long science and mathematics learners
  • Self-aware, ethical professionals 

    Application Process

    Course Sequence

    Science and Mathematics Education Faculty

    Science Education

    Donna Ross,
    Meredith Vaughn,

    Mathematics Education

    Randolph Philipp,
    Melissa Soto,

    Ed.D. PK-12 Handbook

    The Ed.D. PK-12 Handbook (PDF) contains program goals and learning outcomes, details about program structure, courses, qualifying exam and dissertation, program cohort, advancement to candidacy, key policies and regulations, and more.

    Program Contact Information

     Photo: James Marshall

    James M. Marshall, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, EDD PK-12 Director

    Office: NE162C


    Rachael Stewart

    Rachael Stewart
    Administrative Assistant

    Educational Leadership Department
    NE 166A
    5500 Campanile Drive
    San Diego, CA 92182


    Rachael Stewart

    Donna Ross, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor

     School of Teacher Education
    Science Education


    Rachael Stewart

    Lisa Lamb, Ph.D.

    School of Teacher Education
    Mathematics Education



    Department of Educational Leadership | 619-594-4063