Schedule & Course Sequence

coursesOnline Ed.D. candidates can begin the program in the fall and take courses throughout the year. Courses in the online Ed.D. program are offered every semester, Fall, Spring and Summer. Summer semesters are shorter in duration and are followed (usually in July) by a weeklong residency course on the University of Bridgeport’s campus.

Please note: Students who have not taken online courses through the University of Bridgeport will complete an online orientation the week before classes begin.

 

 

Ed.D. Course Requirements

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP STRAND

EDLD 801:Program Development and Curricular Theory

EDLD 804: Law & Policy

EDLD 805: Funding & Procurement

EDLD 807: Organization Theories and Management

EDLD 808: Program Evaluation and Human Relations

 

RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS STRAND

EDLD 811: Introduction to Research

EDLD 812: Quantitative Research

EDLD 813: Literature Review

 

POSTSECONDARY EXPERIENCE

EDLD 817: Supervised Practicum

 

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION SPECIALIZATION

EDLD 830: International Education – Concepts & Theories

EDLD 840: Comparative Education

EDLD 842: Culture, Society, and Education in International Contexts

 

DISSERTATION PREPARATION STRAND

EDLD 845: Dissertation: Comprehensive Exam

EDLD 846: Dissertation: Proposal Defense

EDLD 850: Continuous Dissertation

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

EDLD 814: Qualitative Methods

EDLD 815: Mixed Methods

EDLD 820: Ethical Issues in International Education

 

DOCTORAL RESIDENCY COURSE

EDLD 825: Doctoral Residency – Hybrid EdD Program

A substantial period of residence must be included in a doctoral program to provide significant faculty-student interaction, opportunities for exposure to and engagement with cognate disciplines and research scholars working in those disciplines, and significant face-to-face peer interaction among graduate students. Residency is established through continuous enrollment, fall, spring, and summer with 1 Credit for the weeklong Doctoral Residency course in each summer semester. Therefore, for three consecutive summer semesters students attend a weeklong residency on the University of Bridgeport’s main campus in Connecticut. This period of residence allows for meaningful face-to-face peer interaction among graduate students. The residency requirement is also intended to provide the opportunity to strengthen the mentor-apprentice relationship between faculty and students. For instance, it will allow time for in-depth and direct faculty support of students with their dissertation research. Overall, the residency ensures that doctoral students contribute to and benefit from the complete spectrum of educational, professional, and enrichment opportunities provided on the University of Bridgeport campus.

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Office of Graduate Admissions
    126 Park Avenue
    Bridgeport, CT 06604

  • (203) 576-4552

  • admit@bridgeport.edu

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