Principal Bridge to the EdD in Educational Leadership

Maryville’s highly acclaimed principal certificate program is for certified teachers with full-time classroom teaching experience with master’s degrees who seek an administrator role. Our 18-credit, one-year bridge program ensures admission to Maryville’s full Educational Leadership doctoral program. Developing leaders with vision, this cohort program places special emphasis on moral leadership.

Why Choose Principal Bridge to the EdD in Educational Leadership At Maryville University


Throughout your studies at Maryville, you can expect a student-centered, academically rigorous and market-relevant education focused on your personal and career and goals.

  • Expert faculty members are passionate about mentoring and helping each student identify a strong career path.
  • Professional connections are emphasized in learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom.
  • We are committed to a technology-forward learning environment.
  • Maryville continually updates curriculums with input from business and professional leaders to keep pace with the needs of employers.