Educational Leadership for Social Justice (Ed.D.)

The Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice is an innovative 3-year program whose vision is a better and more socially just future for PK-12 schools and other educational and community settings. Our Ed.D. program is designed to provide experienced educators and community leaders with the tools, theories, and experiences needed to succeed in transforming educational settings into inclusive and equitable learning environments. Combining theory with practice, the curriculum provides candidates with a better understanding of the complex issues impacting education and student achievement, and prepares graduates as change agents.

Angela Bass, Ed.D. '11, Vice President, Partners for Developing Futures
“The things that I learned have helped to shape the work that I do and how I lead today.”
Candy Navarro, Ed.D. '16, Director of College Counseling and Advising, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
“The program allowed me to become a more empowered leader of color who makes intellectual contributions to educational scholarship while advocating for social change.”
Ricardo Pedroarias, Ed.D. '11, Assistant Principal and Head Varsity Football Coach, Loyola High School
“LMU is improving the field of educational leadership nationwide by graduating leaders whose focus is infusing their research practices with the goal of creating change.”
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1:1
Student to Dissertation Chair Ratio
Grad student smiling in class
18-20
Students per Cohort
Grad students cheering at commencement
97%
Completion Rate
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3
Year Program