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University of Bridgeport

University of Bridgeport


The University of Bridgeport offers career-oriented undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees and programs for people seeking personal and professional growth. The University promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world.

The University is independent and non-sectarian. It maintains its primary commitments and holds fast to its values. Academic programs are offered through thirteen schools, colleges and institutes. Concern for student development and support predominate.

A career-oriented focus in academic programs is complemented at the undergraduate level with a state-of-the-art core curriculum that helps students secure competencies for lifelong learning and knowledge about our world. The graduate, professional and health sciences programs offer career-oriented master’s and doctoral degrees.

Co-operative education opportunities, accelerated learning, commitment to teaching and a strong tradition of “students first” are a few of the reasons over 5,300 students are enrolled at the University. The School of Education’s shared values and beliefs for Educator Preparation is expressed by the following theme: The passionate, professional educator is knowledgeable about subject matter, committed to inquiry, and responsive to diversity.

  • College or University
  • Bridgeport, CT

Institution Links

  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Online Application
Sophie Gocheva

Getting my Masters in Education at UB gave me the opportunity to develop useful experience as a teacher. Interning full-time for a year allowed me to gain exposure to all elementary grades and content, while putting into practice what we learned in the classroom.

Sophie Gocheva

University of Bridgeport

Master’s & certification

Graduate-level Teacher Certification Program

  • From 16 to 24 months

    Program Duration

  • Hybrid

    Program Format

  • Pre-Test Required


Relevant Links

Program Info

The graduate-level teacher certification program is available at UB's Bridgeport and Waterbury campuses and is offered through the School of Education.

The School of Education offers programs leading to master’s degrees and sixth-year certificates in elementary education, secondary education, educational administration and supervision, and remedial reading, as well as certification in many subject areas and school administration. The School’s doctoral program focuses on the development of experienced leaders and practitioners in both the public and private sector.

The School of Education’s shared values and beliefs for educator preparation is expressed by the following theme: The passionate, professional educator is knowledgeable about subject matter, committed to inquiry, and responsive to diversity.

The underlying beliefs of the School of Education envision professionally qualified educators who are passionate about the craft of engaging and sustaining students in their learning. The educator’s commitment to subject matter and to applying state and national teaching and learning standards leads candidates by example and inspiration rather than through force or fear. We model an “ethic of caring” and ensure that the educator’s passion of caring for each student leads to trusting and respectful relationships in a successful learning environment.

Candidates who already hold a master’s degree are eligible for the sixth year in elementary/secondary, but may still participate in the internship program.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Deadlines

    Program Start

  • Jul. 15, 2024

  • Dec. 01, 2024

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Application Fee & Annual Tuition

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and apply for a$1000 Scholarship

  • $23,400

    In State Tuition

  • $23,400

    Out of State Tuition

  • $0

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at University of Bridgeport have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with University of Bridgeport to see if you can, too!



Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

  • Lauren Rousseau Memorial Scholarship (Elementary Education) is available each year.
  • The Harper Scholarship: $1,000, awarded twice per year.
  • The Linabury Scholarship: $1,000 per year.


Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled

The UB Internship offers a free Masters degree (33 credits) where candidates work full time within a school for 10 months in exchange for tuition remission. The UB Internship cost is $8,000 for the entire 15-month program, including student teaching.

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office


Biology, Grades 7-12
Business, Grades 7-12
Chemistry, Grades 7-12
Earth Science, Grades 4-8
Earth Science, Grades 7-12
Elementary, Grades 1-6
English, Grades 7-12
General Science, Grades 7-12
History & Social Studies, Grades 7-12
Mathematics, Grades 7-12
Music, Grades Pre-K-12
Physics, Grades 7-12
Remedial Reading & Remedial Language Arts, Grades 1-12
For more information, visit: Admissions

Sample Program Courses

Program Hallmarks


  • Male

  • Female



  • American Indian or Alaskan Native

  • Asian

  • Black

  • Hispanic/Latino

  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

  • White

  • Two or more races








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