Hybrid Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership

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Specialize in International Education with an Ed.D. from University of Bridgeport

The landscape of school districts and college campuses across the country is changing. Advancements in technology and digital communication have brought students from all over the world closer together. Now, more than ever, we need educational leaders with expertise in international education to meet the needs of all students. The hybrid Ed.D. program at University of Bridgeport is designed to give doctoral candidates the skills and experience they need to become effective leaders, policymakers, and researchers with a focus on education in an increasingly global world.

Grow your leadership skills by earning your Doctor of Education

With an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, you’ll gain the knowledge and experience you need to enhance and improve the effectiveness of public and private educational institutions. Doctoral program classes are taught by experts in their fields with a strong emphasis on international education. Their diverse backgrounds and teaching strategies will give you a deeper understanding of the principles of administration, management, organizational psychology, information technology, program evaluation, grant writing, and qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Graduates of UB’s hybrid Ed.D. program go on to have meaningful careers as school superintendents, administrators, higher education leaders, faculty members, and academic researchers.

Designed for working professionals anywhere in the world

The Doctor of Education program at University of Bridgeport is a hybrid (primarily online) program. You can earn your hybrid Ed.D. degree in as few as three years. You’ll complete all your classes online except for two one-week doctoral residencies you will do in person during your first two summers in the program. You’ll collaborate and communicate with peers from all over the world and UB’s expert faculty through online discussion boards and collaborative assignments. Your third year in the program is dedicated to writing and defending your dissertation.

Is an Ed.D right for you? Program Director, Dr. Joanna Badara, explains the benefits of earning this unique leadership degree.

Depending on your professional and educational experiences, you can complete the Ed.D. program in one of three ways:

62 credits
Complete your Ed.D. with a specialization in International Education

42-credit option
For students with an accredited Sixth-Year or Education Specialist post-master’s degree

66-credit option
Pursue the 092 certification in parallel with the doctoral program (for candidates holding master’s degrees in Education or related fields)

My daughter graduated from UB and had a wonderful experience. Her experience made me take a leap of faith and go back to school to earn my Ed.D. Now I have two amazing experiences at UB, as a parent and a student.
Davida Smith, Ed.D. Student

Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) Consortium Member since 2022

The Hybrid Ed.D. program has joined the Carnegie Project for the Education Doctorate (CPED) in June 2022. The CPED consortium includes over 135 colleges and schools of education across the US, Canada, and Ireland. CPED members have committed resources to work together to undertake a critical examination of the doctorate in education (Ed.D.) through dialog, experimentation, critical feedback, and evaluation.

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Find additional information about the Ed.D. program in the academic catalog.