CAL STATE L.A. TO OFFER JOINT DOCTORATE IN EDUCATION WITH UC IRVINE
Los Angeles, CA -- California State University, Los Angeles will be one of four local CSU campuses joining forces with UC Irvine to offer a Doctorate in Education through funding from the California State University and the University of California Joint Ed.D. Board.
A $325,000 allocation from the BoardÂpart of a large $910,000 awardÂallows Cal State L.A., CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona and UC Irvine to develop a joint Ed.D. program in educational leadership targeted to begin in fall 2003. This will be the first round of CSU-UC joint doctoral programs in educational leadership.
ÂThe grants confirm the serious commitment to the joint Ed.D. initiative by both the CSU and the UC systems,Â said Charles B. Reed, chancellor of the CSU system. ÂThe programs will increase the number of educators with doctorates serving the growing needs of CaliforniaÂs public schools and community colleges.Â
ÂCal State L.A. has always been a significant starting place for teachers,Â said Allen Mori, dean of the UniversityÂs Charter College of Education. ÂNow, as the nationÂs first Charter College, we are expanding the CollegeÂs innovative programs in order to prepare the next generation of educators. We are proud to have had in place since 1968, a successful joint doctoral program in special education with UCLA. The new joint Ed.D. in educational leadership will enable us to reach one step further in producing original thinkers and well-educated, well-prepared teachers and administrators of excellence.Â
For more information about Cal State L.A.Âs joint Ed.D. program in educational leadership, call the Charter College of Education at Cal State L.A., (323) 343-4300.
The CSU/UC Joint Ed.D. Board was established in November 2001 after the two universities reached agreement to create more joint doctoral programs in education to meet CaliforniaÂs educational leadership needs. Upon reaching the agreement, the CSU and the UC each committed $1 million per year for the first two years for a total of $4 million. The agreement capped a year-long effort on the part of the CSU to make Ed.D. programs more accessible and affordable to working educators in all California regions. It will especially serve the needs of kindergarten through 12th grade and community college educators who want advanced preparation for meeting the complex challenges facing these institutions. The initiative builds upon the strengths of each university system to create rigorous, top quality doctoral programs in education for working professionals. Chaired by the chief academic officers of the two systems, the program will involve both CSU and UC faculty.