Department of Educational Leadership

Dr. Susana Hernández, Chair
Kremen School of Education & Human Development, Room 310
559.278.0320
https://kremen.fresnostate.edu/departments-programs/el.html

Degrees and Programs Offered

M.A. in Educational Leadership and Administration
M.A. in Higher Education Administration and Leadership

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership PK-12

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership CC
Ed.D. in Doctor of Educational Leadership P-12
Ed.D. in Doctor of Educational Leadership CC

EAD and HEAL Courses Offered
EDL Courses Offered

Dr. Jessica Hannigan, Coordinator for Educational Leadership & Administration/ CRED in Administrative Services- Preliminary Credential
Kremen School of Education & Human Development, Room 363
559.278.0456

Dr. Varaxy Yi Borromeo, Coordinator for Higher Education Administration & Leadership 
Kremen School of Education & Human Development, Room 365
559.278.0320

Dr. Ignacio Hernández, Director for Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership
Kremen School of Education & Human Development, Room 397
559.278.0427

Department Mission
The Department of Educational Leadership develops scholar-practitioners and prepares credible and relevant leaders in education committed to advancing equity and excellence in educational leadership for P-12 and higher education throughout the Central Valley. 

Our values support leadership in:

  • Academic integrity in designing and supporting instructional programs
  • Collaboration with school districts, colleges, universities, and communities
  • Diversity of backgrounds, identities, and ways of understanding
  • Practice informed by research and research informed by practice
  • Reflection of the lifelong learning processes 

Degrees & Programs Offered

CRED in Administrative Services - Preliminary Credential
CRED in Administrative Services Certificate of Eligibility
CRED in Administrative Services – Internship Credential
M.A. Educational Leadership & Administration
M.A. Higher Education Administration & Leadership
EDD in Educational Leadership 

M.A. Educational Leadership and Administration

Program Description. The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration is an integrated degree and credential program for students pursuing a Master of Arts and a California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.  The integrated master’s degree and credential program is a 31-semester unit program of study.  Graduates earning the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential are authorized to serve in administrative roles in California P-12 public schools such as principal, vice-principal, program director, and any related administrative assignment at all school levels.  The program would be offered through an 18-month cohort delivery model with an intern option as part of the cohort model for eligible students.  All cohorts are in partnership with school districts throughout the Central Valley.  All credential coursework and field experiences are based on standards adopted by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC): California Administrator Performance Expectations (CAPEs) and California Administrator Content Expectations (CACEs). 

M.A. Higher Education Administration and Leadership

Program Description. The Department of Educational Leadership offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration and Leadership. The program prepares individuals interested in careers in higher education settings and agencies. The mission of the Higher Education Administration and Leadership (HEAL) program is to develop ethical leaders whose practice relies on critical thinking and is informed by research and theory to work in colleges, universities, and other educational agencies as a means of advancing social justice and diversity.

HEAL attracts individuals interested in careers in colleges, universities, and other related educational settings. During a 30-unit, four-semester, program of study, HEAL students delve into a curriculum that examines policies, practices, theories, and current issues related to the post-secondary education pipeline. Students acquire valuable analytical skills while developing their philosophies in social justice and leadership. The HEAL curriculum and the relationships with faculty lead to learning experiences that offer students the essential knowledge and skills required for exemplary practice in a variety of roles in higher education and student affairs.

Ed.D. Educational Leadership

Program Description. Fresno State’s doctoral program in educational leadership supports the CSU system-wide effort to offer professional practice doctoral programs in Educational Leadership. Fresno State’s program is designed to support working professionals poised for leadership in P12 schools and districts or community colleges. The 60-unit program of study include 48 units of coursework and 12 units of dissertation and is designed to be completed in three years of full-time study leading candidates to earn a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree.  

The program’s cohort-based model offers two delivery format options for students: Face-to-Face and Online. Both delivery format options enable students to focus on either P12 Educational Leadership or Community College/Higher Education Leadership.