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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership

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Betty Alford, Co-Chair
Nancy Sanders, Co-Chair

Anthony Avina
Nick Salerno


The newly established Educational Leadership Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona develops educators’ expertise as champions for equity and excellence in the highly diverse region. The Department is committed to the pursuit of excellence, equity, and justice in education. The Department offers programs for state certification in the Administrative Services Preliminary Credential Tier I and Tier II, a Masters Degree in Education with an option in Educational Leadership, and a Doctor of Education (EdD) Degree for experienced administrators to deepen their leadership capacities.


The vision of the Educational Leadership Department is to develop professional expertise of educational leaders to increase equity, quality, and justice in educational organizations. The programs emphasize social responsibilities of leading diverse educational organizations and engaging all stakeholders in the commitment to equity and justice for all students.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Educational Leadership Department is to further the development of ethical school leaders who purposefully contribute to the improvement of schools through collaborative leadership.  They demonstrate an ongoing commitment to both equity and excellence in their work as reflective, scholar-practitioner leaders who model integrity, the ethic of care, and cultural proficiency.

Core Values guiding the Department include:

All individuals are persons of worth and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

Reciprocal, recursive learning is fostered through experiential learning, dialogue, research, and reflection. 

Collaborative, facilitative leadership is beneficial in attaining program improvement.

The study of problems of practice through research and critical analysis of research literature is important as leaders of school improvement.

Context is important in school leadership in understanding needs and assets, but the results achieved by educational organizations are impacted by leaders’ actions, dispositions, knowledge, and skills rather than being defined by the context of a high need setting.

General Information

Application requirements, class schedules, and other information are provided on the Department’s website:




      Educational LeadershipEducational Leadership Doctorate

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