Joint Education Doctorate Program

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					         Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership
                   California State University, Fullerton
The Ed.D. Program at California State University, Fullerton is a partnership between the University and
the K-14 community. A close working relationship in the governance of the program is critical to its
success. As partners in this endeavor, school districts/employers play a special role in supporting the
candidates in the program as they engage in research and develop and refine their skills to apply in the
real world of educational leadership. The support provided by the school districts will prove mutually
beneficial to the candidates and their employer. We encourage you to assist and support your candidate
in the doctoral process so that both the candidate and your organization will realize the maximum
benefit of the completed work.
                                                  P-12 Educational Leadership
                                                  Community College Leadership
APPLICANT NAME                                   SPECIALIZATION                       TERM OF APPLICATION

EMPLOYER/DISTRICT NAME                          NAME OF SITE                       LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT
                                     APPLICANT RECOMMENDATION
Your employee identified above is in the process of applying for admission to the Ed.D. program at
California State University, Fullerton. Participation in this rigorous degree program is a significant
undertaking which will require support from the employer. Based on your knowledge of the candidate’s
leadership potential and intellectual capacity, please provide your recommendation regarding admission
of this applicant to the doctoral program.
Admission to the Ed.D. Program is:
             Strongly recommended                            Recommended with reservations
             Recommended                                     Not recommended
If you have additional information, you may provide any comments regarding the capacity of this
application to complete a doctorate program on the back of this form. Or, you may contact our
program director, Dr. Louise Adler at 657-278-7673. Confidential recommendation forms are available
on our web site.

                       DISTRICT SUPPORT AGREEMENT—check all that apply
 We will assist in the assignment of a district mentor who has a doctoral degree, preferably
   a current or former district employee. This is a required element of the program.
 We will make every effort to assure that the employee can leave her/his work site in time
   for 4:30 pm classes on a maximum of two evenings per week.
 We will identify potential areas of research that will be of assistance in our work.
 The employee will be encouraged and supported in conducting approved dissertation
   research in our organization/district.
 We will explore other ways to support the applicant through the use of employee
  development funds (e.g. book scholarships, conference fees, travel, etc.)
 Other:

NAME OF SUPERINTENDENT OR             SIGNATURE                             DATE

TITLE                                 EMAIL ADDRESS                         PHONE

  Mail to: Louise Adler, Ph.D., CSUF, CP 520, P.O. Box 6868, Fullerton, CA 92834-6868,

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