CANDEL Ed.D. Program

The CANDEL (Capital Area North Joint Doctorate in Educational Leadership) is an innovative doctoral program designed to produce exemplary educational leaders for our schools, community colleges and related areas in the field of education. The program is designed for working professionals in leadership positions.

The program is a joint effort among the University of California, Davis and Sonoma State University. Graduates of this program are prepared to provide visionary leadership to complex organizations, put policy into practice, use data for decision-making, and build community in a diverse society.

The program emphasizes practical problem based learning along with the addressing of important issues in our schools and community colleges.

For more information and an application, please visit the CANDEL website at

or contact:

Dr. Viki Montera, Co-Director
Joint Doctoral Program
Sonoma State University