Joint Doctoral Program Description
Start Date for 2008-09 is June 17, 2008.
Application Deadline for 2008-09 is February 1, 2008.
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The College of Education, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara, offer a field-based Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership for working professionals. This degree is offered through our Joint Doctoral Program, the JDP.
The JDP’s mission is to develop regional and distinctive capacity in the leadership of instruction among ex-urban, Central California educational professionals in P-16 schools and other educational organizations. The JDP is based on three fundamental beliefs:
The JDP takes advantage of the unique strengths of UCSB and Cal Poly (SLO) to provide an innovative curricular, instructional, and research program that includes:
Students, as a cohort, spend their 1st year at UCSB completing three core courses in educational leadership, policy, and organizations and three in research methodology. They spend their 2nd year at Cal Poly completing a set of advanced doctoral seminars and practicums on information technology, policy and politics, learning organizations, organizational management, and financial leadership. While all this coursework is underway, they also participate in leadership practicum experiences and in ongoing research projects in various central coast Professional Development Districts crafting solutions to regional educational problems. Students spend their 3rd year between Cal Poly and UCSB, completing coursework and researching and writing their dissertations.
The JDP admits about 12 students per cohort and about 36 students in
total. These students are practicing professionals, currently employed
in leadership positions in P-16 school organizations or related educational
agencies. All hold, at the time of their admission, a Master's degree
or its equivalent from an accredited college or university. They seek
positions as: P-16 Central Office or School Site Leaders; Community College
and Higher Education Administrators; County and State Educational Agents;
Non-Profit Educational Leaders; and Public and Private Educational Consultants.