The Doctor of Education (Ed.D): Higher Education strand in Educational Leadership at Central Connecticut State University is designed to enhance the skill set of current higher education professionals who aspire to leadership positions. In additional to providing core knowledge related to leadership in higher education, the Higher Education strand provides an opportunity for each student to design an area of individualized specialization. Some potential areas of specialization are academic affairs, student affairs, business and finance, institutional research, and athletics. The program is designed to accommodate traditional work schedules by delivering course instruction on weekends and in hybrid format (part on line/part on ground). This website is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to our program.