Dawn Poole, Ph.D., Chair
Professors: Borba, J., Demetrulias, Fassinger, Jensen, Kane, Mayer, M., Myhre, Poole, Riggs, Sniezek, Watkins
Associate Professor: Dinwiddie
Office: Demergasso-Bava Hall — DBH 348
Phone: (209) 667-3364
Graduate Programs in the Department of Advanced Studies in Education:
Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership with concentrations in P-12 Leadership and Community College Leadership
Master of Arts in Education with concentrations in School Administration and School Counseling
Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with concentrations in Educational Technology and Special Education
Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.), Educational Leadership
Jim Riggs, Ed.D., Interim Program Director
Office: Demergasso-Bava Hall - DBH 353
Phone: (209) 664-6789
The College of Education offers a unique, cohort driven program in educational leadership which leads to the Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) degree. Students interested in the Ed.D. degree program may obtain general information from the program office at (209) 667-3364 (DBH 348) or the Graduate School (209) 667-3129 (MSR 160).
The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.), Educational Leadership has specializations in PreK-12 leadership and community college leadership which focus specifically on the educational needs in the six-county region service area of the University including the northern San Joaquin Valley and the Central Sierra Foothills. Preparing outstanding leaders to improve teaching and learning in schools and colleges, the program is committed to developing tomorrow’s change agents for complex educational organizations in multicultural settings. Emphasizing models of instruction, research, and practice, the doctoral program provides an opportunity for candidates to work in learning communities as educators, leaders, policy makers, and policy advocates.
The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.), Educational Leadership is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Specializations within the Ed.D. Program
1. PreK-12 Leadership
2. Community College Leadership
Master of Arts in Education and Advanced Credentials
The Department of Advanced Studies in Education offers graduate programs leading to a Master of Arts degree in Education, with concentrations in school administration, school counseling, educational technology, and special education. Students interested in graduate degree programs may obtain information from the department office (DBH 348), website, or the Graduate School (MSR 160).
Also available are professional programs which prepare candidates for credentials in school administration, school counseling, and the special education areas of mild/moderate and moderate/severe disabilities. These professional programs are designed to help students achieve basic competencies essential to effective performance within the range of services authorized. Students interested in these credential programs may obtain information from the department office website.
All credential programs are presently approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing in fulfillment of certification regulations. The California State Board of Education and the Commission are empowered to change credential requirements without prior notice. The University will make changes in programs leading to credentials whenever revisions are required by the State of California, California Administrative Code, Title 5, Education or other official notifications from the State Board or the Commission.
Concentrations within the M.A. in Education:
Administrative Services Credential (ASC): Preliminary and Intern
Office: DBH 348
Phone: (209) 667-3364
Coordinator: John Borba
Pupil Personnel Services
Office: DBH 355
Phone: (209) 667-3447 or 3364
Coordinator: Mira Mayer
Preliminary Level I Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate Disabilities or Moderate/Severe Disabilities
Professional Level II Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate Disabilities or Moderate/Severe Disabilities
Office: DBH 358
Phone: (209) 667-3578 or 3364
Coordinator: Cathy Watkins
Supplementary Authorization in Computer Concepts and Applications
Office: DBH 348A
Phone: (209) 667-3495 or 3364
Coordinator: Dawn Poole