Educational Leadership Department

Preparing Tomorrow's Educational Leaders

The Educational Leadership Department Prepares scholar-practitioner educational leaders who will champion social justice of equity and excellence; engage in critical inquiry; serve as ethical, transformative, servant leaders; and engage in collaborative processes to implement positive changes for the improvement of teaching and learning. The programs within the department include the Administrative Services Credential Program and the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program.

Educational Leadership Doctoral Program

The Educational Leadership Doctoral Program is a 60-unit, three year program of study offered in a cohort format. Classes meet face to face every other weekend on the CPP campus.

Administrative Services Credential Program

The Administrative Services Credential Program is tailored to school leaders. The program is offered in a cohort-based, face to face format on week nights at various school district locations.

Master of Arts + Administrative Credential

Only three additional courses are needed to complete the Master's of Arts in Education program with the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.

Informational Meetings

An informational meeting about the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program will be held on January 11, 2019 at 11:00 am in Building 94, Room 232 on the Cal Poly Pomona campus. For a link to the campus map of this location, click here. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please RSVP to For additional information about the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program or the Administrative Services Preliminary Credential Program, please email

Graduate Spotlight

Dr. Janelle Woodward, graduate of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program, was awarded the 2019 Distinguished Alumna Award by Cal Poly Pomona.