Community College Leadership

The doctor of education with concentration in community college leadership prepares faculty and administrators for leadership roles in technical and community colleges, higher education settings and similar organizations. The focus is on the application of quality research to the challenges and opportunities in community and technical colleges.

The Ed.D. degree is offered by Oregon State University's College of Education and Ecampus.

Weekend classes

Classes are two weekends per term at a conference center located at scenic Silver Falls State Park near Salem, Ore., or at the Wilsonville Training center in Wilsonville, Ore. Students meet and study with their cohort at these locations as well as online for the first two years of this program.

Collaborative cohort model

Students discussing the CCL class at OSU Ecampus. Play

"Learn from the best, alongside the best." Students and instructors discuss the synergy of learning in a cohort environment.

Students enroll as members of a cohort with the goal of participating in an active learning community. Participants are working professionals in higher education settings from Oregon, Washington, California and a variety of Western states. Graduates already include presidents and senior leaders in many of the two-year colleges throughout the United States. Collaboration has been the key to both degree excellence and graduates' career success. A major professor guides each student through the program.

Application deadline

The final deadline for Fall 2014 applications is Wednesday, April 30, 2014. After that date, late applications may be reviewed on a space available basis.

Admission requirements and process

There are also two parts to the application process. You must complete the Graduate School application online and submit an official copy of all transcripts to the Graduate School. You must also submit a College of Education application. Complete admission requirements and the application process are listed at the OSU College of Education website.

Admission questions?

Contact Laurie Brendle-Sleipness, 541-737-4317,

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