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The Ed.D. and
doctoral degree issue
In Master Plan deliberations beginning
in 2001, the California State University sought a change in the Master Plan's
delineation of function to allow it to offer the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree.
The University of California opposed this change.
2001, CSU and UC reached agreement on the issue and agreed to establish a new
Joint Ed.D. program.
The Legislature passed Senate
Concurrent Resolution 93 (Res. Ch. 157) in 2002 supporting these
programs. Since then, six new CSU/UC Joint Ed.D. Degree programs
have begun involving 6 UC campuses and 13 CSU campuses.
Four new programs were enrolling
students as of Winter 2005 and two more have accepted applications and are expected
to begin in Summer and Fall 2005, respectively. Including expanded enrollments
in the CSU Fresno/UC Davis Joint Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (JDPEL),
Joint CSU/UC Ed.D. programs are now on track to enroll 400-500 doctoral students
each year and to produce about 150 new Ed.D. degrees each year.
submitted its legislative report on the progress of the Joint CSU/UC programs
as required by SCR 93 on March 24, 2005:
93 report cover letter [pdf] SCR
93 report [pdf] SCR
93 report table of Joint Ed.D. programs[1 page pdf] Table
of all CSU/UC Joint Doctoral programs [1 page pdf]
2005 legislation (SB 724) making
an exception to the Master Plan for Higher Education
to allow CSU to award a specific Ed.D. in educational leadership
Despite the progress on the Joint CSU/UC Ed.D. Degree programs,
the Senator Jack Scott introduced legislation
on behalf of CSU in 2005 to alter the Master Plan to award independent
doctorates in education and other professional and clinical fields.
The University of California opposed this legislative change.
On June 30th, UC and CSU reached compromise on a proposal to make
an exception to the Master Plan to allow CSU to award an independent
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Degree specifically designed for K-12
and community college administrators.
legislation -- SB 724 (Ch. 269, 2005)
UC/CSU statement on the compromise (7/5/05)
letter removing opposition after compromise was reached with CSU (7/5/05)UC
letter of opposition to SB 724 -- Assembly Higher Education Committee (6/22/05)
UC letter of opposition to SB 724 -- Senate Appropriations
Committee (4/29/05)UC letter of opposition
to SB 724, as amended 4/5/05 [pdf] (4/11/05) UC
letter of opposition to SB 724 [pdf] (3/23/05)Senate
Education Committee analysis of SB 724 Provost
Greenwood's prepared testimony to the Senate Education Committee (4/13/05)
UCSF Executive Vice Chancellor Washington's
testimony to the Senate Education Committee (4/13/05)
A March 2005 report by
Arthur Levine, the president of Teachers College, Columbia University, examines
the Ed.D. from a nationwide perspective. That report calls for the abolition of
the Ed.D. Degree and the creation of a focused Master's degree.
California Educational Leadership Programs
Doctorates in California, 1990-2002, [pdf file, Source: NSF WebCASPAR Database
- UC Education Enrollments 1988-2002
in School Leadership, testimony of Lillie Campbell, ACSA President, at
March 6th hearing
- Chancellor Orbach's testimony
on behalf of UC at March 6, 2001 hearing of the Master Plan Committee on Administrator
Supply and Demand
- 42-page CSU report presented
by Chancellor Reed at March 6th hearing
13, 2000 report on joint CSU/UC doctoral programs
Press Coverage 2005