The Collaborative Online Doctorate in Educational Leadership (CODEL) program supports the CSU system-wide effort to offer professional practice doctoral programs in Educational Leadership. The online nature of the program supports the work of the individual campuses to offer high-quality, accessible advanced degree programs.  The partnership between the two campuses primarily allows this program to provide this type of opportunity in a wide geographical area, the San Joaquin Valley to the fringes of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, where such opportunities are limited.  Additionally, the CODEL program has attracted and served candidates from beyond California, both nationally and internationally.

Our University Mission Statements

Fresno State: “To boldly educate and empower students for success.”

Fresno State will implement bold, focused strategies designed to maximize success for our diverse student body.  In collaboration with our community partners, we will provide a transformative educational experience that prepares students to serve and to lead in the Central Valley, the state, and beyond while improving the overall graduation rate.

CSU Channel Islands: “Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.”