Doctor of Education

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A Doctorate in Education, also known as an EdD, is the highest level professional degree in the field of Education. While both PhDs in Education and EdDs require in-depth scholarly research, EdDs differ from PhDs in that the emphasis is placed on the application of existing research, rather than the generation of original research. EdDs prepare doctoral students for high-level careers in educational leadership, government, administration and other institutional roles.

The first EdD was granted in the United States in 1921.  Since then, the degree has been adopted by several other countries including the United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore, India, and Australia. In South Africa, EdDs are awarded as Doctor Educationis (DEd), following the Latin conventions of academic degrees.  In countries that offer EdD degrees, the award is generally equal to that of a PhD, though candidates may be required to hold professional experience prior to beginning an EdD or have different thesis requirements.  For instance, in the UK EdD theses are often shorter than those required for PhDs because EdD candidates complete coursework alongside their independent research requirements. EdDs are not offered at every university, and some universities choose to issue only EdDs, only PhDs or both degrees.

In most countries, EdD programs are designed to prepare candidates for administrative and leadership positions.  EdDs are often specialized in areas like psychology, policy, curriculum, and leadership. Students who complete an EdD can expect to work in positions related to education policy, and will be expected to use their expertise to solve problems and design initiatives.  EdD holders work in schools, colleges and universities, government agencies, private organizations and non-profit firms.

Are you an education student who would like to advance to a leadership position or work directly on policy and directives that shape education? If so, an EdD may be the best degree for your future.

Consider the EdDs listed below.  Click on ‘Read More’ to find out about each program and use the contact form to get more information about individual EdD degrees.

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Doctor of Education (Ed.D)

Humboldt International University
Online Part time 36 months March 2019 USA USA Online

The Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D.) prepares education scholars and leaders for the 21st century. The Ed.D. is focused on the development of educational environments and aims to train doctoral students with a broad and solid multidisciplinary foundation, to understand the problem of creating and implementing new learning systems combining different kinds of learning deliveries. [+]

The Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D.) prepares education scholars and leaders for the 21st century. The Ed.D. is focused on the development of educational environments and aims to train doctoral students with a broad and solid multidisciplinary foundation, to understand the problem of creating and implementing new learning systems combining different kinds of learning deliveries.

Students conduct cutting-edge studies that address the most pressing issues in education. Upon completion of the program, graduates can take positions as university faculty, senior-level educational leaders, and policymakers.

Program Objectives

TrainingPrepare doctoral students for the design and implementation of new learning environments and highly effective educational systems.... [-]


Doctorate Degree

The School of Management and Research
Online & Campus Combined February 2019 United Kingdom Cardiff

This programme is intended for professionals and practitioners in management and diverse fields of practice who are able to draw on their professional work experience as a part of their Ph.D. qualification. [+]

Located in a city known for culture, diversity, fascinating history of over 2000 years, language, education and sporting institutions, the School of Management & Research is delighted to know that you are interested in registering with us for your Doctorate degree.

This programme is intended for professionals and practitioners in management and diverse fields of practice who are able to draw on their professional work experience as a part of their Ph.D qualification.

Practice-led research is one that allows you to incorporate your practice into your research; it legitimizes the knowledge and method that are characteristic of your discipline.... [-]


Doctorate of Education (EdD) in Organisational Change and Leadership

Unicaf University (ZM)
Online & Campus Combined Part time Open Enrollment Cyprus Larnaca USA Hell's Kitchen Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Kenya Nairobi Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online + 26 more

The Doctorate of Education degree is aimed at experienced educational professionals and sets out to place you at the leading edge of your professional field in terms of knowledge, awareness, and understanding. [+]

The Doctorate of Education degree is aimed at experienced educational professionals and sets out to place you at the leading edge of your professional field in terms of knowledge, awareness, and understanding.

The EdD is for those who are eager to make substantial and original contributions to the development of educational knowledge in a broad range of educational settings including K-12 schools, colleges, universities and governmental organizations.

Delivered through a blend of online interactions and real-world experiences, the EdD program allows students to continue working full time while pursuing a degree that will distinguish them as organizational leaders. Students will explore how learning occurs in formal and informal workplace settings, examine effective strategies for facilitating organizational learning, and learn to create systems that produce more effective, adaptable and competitive organizations.... [-]


Ed.D. in International and Multicultural Education

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time Part time 5 years August 2018 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The Ed.D. in International and Multicultural Education (IME) is dedicated to understanding formal and informal education within diverse sociocultural, linguistic, political and economic contexts. [+]

Training Critical Scholars and Engaged Practitioners

The Ed.D. in International and Multicultural Education (IME) is dedicated to understanding formal and informal education within diverse sociocultural, linguistic, political and economic contexts. Based on principles of equity, social justice, and human rights, the program critically addresses the realities of education within and beyond the borders of public schooling in the United States and around the world. Our program equips students with the skills needed to engage in scholarship, teaching and advocacy work that addresses many of the key issues impacting education today. Visit our website here to learn more about this program

Distinctive Program Features Focus on engaged scholarship with a meaningful impact on local and global communities. A cutting edge and intellectually rigorous curriculum grounded in critical pedagogy. A strong sense of community composed of highly diverse faculty and students who offer personal and scholarly support. Apprenticeship opportunities for doctoral students in becoming social justice scholars, practitioners, and advocates. ... [-]

Doctorate in Education Leadership

Marconi International University - Miami
Online Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Miami + 1 more

The Doctorate in Education Leadership program is designed for students who seek roles as leaders in the field of education, exposing them to innovative research and practice in the leadership, management, and administration of educational institutions. [+]

The Doctorate in Education Leadership program is designed for students who seek roles as leaders in the field of education, exposing them to innovative research and practice in the leadership, management, and administration of educational institutions. Taught by experienced practitioners and active researchers in the field, the Doctorate integrates theory and practice to enable graduates to gain academic and practical skills in oral communication, problem-solving, critical thinking and team building.

Program Objective

This Doctorate program is intended for persons who wish to gain a comprehensive and contemporary understanding in one of the specialisms offered or in a number of disciplines that inform educational theory and practice. It seeks to equip those who aspire to positions of leadership in fields such as teaching, teacher education, health sciences education, educational management, educational guidance and counseling, special education, arts education, school violence and aggression, and educational research, with an ability to participate effectively in the advancement of knowledge, the formation of policy, the promotion of innovation, and the improvement of practice. The Doctorate in Education Leadership offers participants the opportunity to undertake a general study of the theory and practice of educational leadership and management analyzing them in light of current research and professional experience.... [-]


Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Texas Tech University in the Hill Country
Campus Full time 96 - 99 hours January 2019 USA Fredericksburg Marble Falls + 1 more

The program's primary focus is the preparation of leaders who are reflective professionals developing a vision and acquiring skills to reform, renew, and improve schools and school systems that cultivate democratic learning communities that value social justice and equity. [+]

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Texas Tech University's Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare key leaders in school districts and college or university faculty. The program's primary focus is the preparation of leaders who are reflective professionals developing a vision and acquiring skills to reform, renew, and improve schools and school systems that cultivate democratic learning communities that value social justice and equity.

Program Overview

The Program is designed to prepare executive school leaders who can identify and implement research-based solutions to high-leverage problems of practice within a PreK-12 school district context. In a three-year sequence of defined courses concluding with a problem of practice dissertation, participants will deepen their abilities to lead instructional change, identify problems of practice, and implement interventions in their local educational organizations to improve student achievement.... [-]


EdD in Educational Leadership

Universidad del Turabo
Campus Full time Part time 3 years January 2019 Puerto Rico Gurabo + 1 more

The Doctoral Program in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership serves the purpose of developing professionals with the theoretical and practical knowledge that allow the application of the organizational processes and the theories of leadership that promote the development of strategies, mental habits, and values ​​for creative and highly effective leadership in the educational enterprise. [+]

Description

The Doctoral Program in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership serves the purpose of preparing professionals with the theoretical and practical knowledge that allow the application of organizational processes and the theories of leadership that promote the development of strategies, mental habits, and values for creative and highly effective leadership within the educational enterprise.

Curriculum

Social Context Courses

EDUC 714 Historical and Philosophical Perspectives of Education EDUC 715 Social, Cultural and Political Dimensions of Educational Organizations EDUC 716 Contemporary Problems and Trends in Education EDUC 717 Legal Aspects of Education EDUC 718 Ethics and Education ... [-]

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Educational Leadership, Policy & Law

Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Campus Full time 3 - 8 years August 2018 USA Montgomery

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law will prepare professional educators to be part of a vanguard through the twenty-first century. These educators will be provided with: the necessary knowledge of their subject; an understanding of our diverse culture; technological skills; critical thinking skills required to make informed decisions and implement change; and the ability to provide a just and ethical, accurate, and meaningful education for their students. [+]

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law will prepare professional educators to be part of a vanguard through the twenty-first century. These educators will be provided with: the necessary knowledge of their subject; an understanding of our diverse culture; technological skills; critical thinking skills required to make informed decisions and implement change; and the ability to provide a just and ethical, accurate, and meaningful education for their students.

The program is offered exclusively in a cohort format. The elite group of students selected to begin each fall will progress through their coursework together. The first year of the program focuses on didactic coursework. The second-year combines didactic coursework with field-based internships. The final year of the program focuses on independent research, with results to be published in the form of a dissertation.... [-]


Professional Doctorate in Education with special focus on sustainability, equality and diversity - EdD

London South Bank University
Campus Part time 5 years September 2018 United Kingdom London

The Doctorate in Education is a unique opportunity for experienced professionals to gain a practice-focused higher degree. The EdD engages with education in its broadest sense across the age range from early years to adulthood. It is relevant to all educational settings and students come from a range of backgrounds beyond traditional education, such as the charity sector, prison, and social work. [+]

The Doctorate in Education is a unique opportunity for experienced professionals to gain a practice-focused higher degree. The EdD engages with education in its broadest sense across the age range from early years to adulthood. It is relevant to all educational settings and students come from a range of backgrounds beyond traditional education, such as the charity sector, prison, and social work.

Hear from current students, Janine FitzGerald and Andrew Read:

Participants with an interest inequality, diversity, sustainability and inclusion (themes within the realm of social justice) will gain much from working with a diverse group of peers and tutors from a range of backgrounds. Everyone associated with the EdD shares a commitment to the notion of social justice, which underpins our work in education and broader research at LSBU. The close association between the University Research Centres, LSBU's Doctoral Academy, and masters programmes provides opportunities to work with like-minded research-active peers within a lively and supportive learning community.... [-]


Official Doctoral Program On Equity And Innovation In Education

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2018 Spain A Coruña + 1 more

The Doctoral Program in Equity and Innovation in Education is promoted by the Universities of A Coruña, Cantabria, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela and Vigo (Coordinating University). It is oriented to the training of teachers and educational researchers from the perspective of equity and innovation. [+]

Introduction

The Programme Doctorate in Equity and Innovation in Education Is promoted by the Universities of A Coruña, Cantabria, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela and Vigo (Coordinating University). It is oriented to the training of teachers and educational researchers from the perspective of equity and innovation.

Why study the degree

This Program seeks to respond to the existing need in today's society to focus education from the perspective of equity and innovation, justifying their interest and need in the following evidence:

The need to give continuity and offer ways of research specialization to the studies resulting from the new organization of the university system in Education, and more specifically:The studies of teacher education in Primary and Secondary Education, which after the recent reforms are called to give access and continuity in studies of second and third cycle; The studies of teacher training of Compulsory Secondary School, Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching, Other masters of educational specialization already existent in the participating universities. The realization of the need to promote research that addresses the problems of social and educational inequality present in our society and that are taking on new forms as a result of the social transformations of the country and the effects of a globalized economy and an increasingly fragmented society . The training of researchers prepared to detect, analyze, investigate and promote innovative educational processes committed to equity, social justice and inclusion is a highly complex challenge that forms the core of this program. In the same... [-]

Doctor of Education

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 years January 2019 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Doctor of Education is designed to meet the needs of practitioners and professionals who wish to research some aspect of their field of practice. Candidates embark on high-level, practice-based research into one of the areas of research strength in UTS: Education. [+]

The course caters not only for students committed to an academic path, but for senior practitioners from public and private sectors who wish to study and undertake research at the highest level.

The purpose of the course is to enhance the practitioner's capacity to question, analyse, critique and develop their profession and its practices. It is a research degree whose purpose is to assist professionals to develop a relationship between research and their professional activities, in areas such as policy development and appraisal, innovation and administration.

Career options include leadership roles in the education field as a principal, manager, planner, policy adviser, teacher or trainer, in a government, industrial, commercial or community setting.... [-]


Doctorate in Education

University of Redlands
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Redlands

The University of Redlands Doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice (Ed.D.) is a nationally unique program, which engages approximately 20 students each year in the rigorous study, debate, research, and practice. [+]

Doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice

The University of Redlands Doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice (Ed.D.) is a nationally unique program, which engages approximately 20 students each year in the rigorous study, debate, research, and practice. Our driving mission is to produce scholarly practitioners who are sought after for leadership roles in schools, districts, agencies and public service.

The program's one-of-a-kind emphasis on educational justice sets it apart. The idea that educators from all backgrounds should have access to quality instruction, resources, and other educational opportunities is a central tenet of the program, and candidates are consistently pushed to analyze and debate the principles of equity and educational justice.... [-]


Doctor of Education

Oral Roberts University
Online Campus September 2018 USA Tulsa

Professionalism. Morality. Ethics. Compassion. Leadership. A great teacher or administrator does not just teach or manage but helps students and faculty become better individuals. [+]

Professionalism. Morality. Ethics. Compassion. Leadership. A great teacher or administrator does not just teach or manage, but helps students and faculty become better individuals. The Graduate School of Education at ORU is committed to providing the opportunity for individuals responding to the call of God to become "transformed professional Christian educators." Educational training from a Christian worldview is the best way to achieve this important goal, and that is what you will receive in the ORU Graduate School of Education - the knowledge, skills, and inspiration base to help influence and transform lives. This program, designed around the theme "Transformed Educators", prepares professional Christian educators to go into every person's world with a passion for Christ while instilling strengths of ethical behavior, knowledge, and competence in their students who will, in turn, change society. An ORU Graduate School of Education degree provides the opportunity for individuals who hold Christian principles to gain advanced preparation for professional responsibilities in education throughout the world. ... [-]


Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Policy and Law

Alabama State University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Montgomery

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law will prepare professional educators to be part of a vanguard through the twenty-first century. These educators will be provided with: the necessary knowledge of their subject; an understanding of our diverse culture; technological skills; critical thinking skills required to make informed decisions and implement change; and the ability to provide a just and ethical, accurate, and meaningful education for their students. [+]

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law will prepare professional educators to be part of a vanguard through the twenty-first century. These educators will be provided with: the necessary knowledge of their subject; an understanding of our diverse culture; technological skills; critical thinking skills required to make informed decisions and implement change; and the ability to provide a just and ethical, accurate, and meaningful education for their students.

Course LPL 700 - Leadership Studies LPL 720 - Policy, Planning, and Change LPL 775 - Statistics and Research LPL 705 - Administrative Theory LPL 730 - Public Policy LPL 785 - Multivariate Analysis LPL 710 - Curriculum Planning and Evaluation LPL 750 - Constitutional Law LPL 780 - Qualitative Analysis LPL 715 - Fiscal Leadership LPL 760 - Social and Ethical Issues (Law) an elective LPL 755 - Personnel and Liability Issues (Law) LPL 735 - Educational Policy LPL 830 - Advanced Statistical Research LPL 840 - Advanced Qualitative Research LPL 860 - Research in Adult Learning LPL 870 - Writing for Research Publications LPL 802 - Field Application of Androgyny / LPL 803- Field Application of Research LPL 850 - Legal Research LPL 875 - Research Dissemination LPL 900 - Dissertation [-]

Doctorate in Education EdD

University of Stirling
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 36 - 96 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Our Doctorate in Education is an ideal development opportunity if you’re a senior education professional seeking to enhance and utilise your research expertise. Whatever your area of education – from schools, colleges and universities to professional, work-based and lifelong learning, or policy development – earning a Professional Doctorate will position you as a leader in your field. [+]

Overview

Our Doctorate in Education is an ideal development opportunity if you’re a senior education professional seeking to enhance and utilise your research expertise. Whatever your area of education – from schools, colleges and universities to professional, work-based and lifelong learning, or policy development – earning a Professional Doctorate will position you as a leader in your field.

Our Doctorate in Education is tailored to the needs of busy professionals and combines an excellent grounding in research methods and educational theory with the opportunity to put your research to work in improving professional policy and practice.

You’ll work towards your EdD either full or part-time under the guidance of expert teachers who have helped to secure the University’s reputation as one of the top 10 in the UK for Education studies (The Complete University Guide 2019).... [-]