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 educ… Read more
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.
Applying Research and Educational Psychology to Diverse Learning Environments
The mission of this doctorate is to facilitate the training of education professionals who contribute collaboratively in organizations and diverse contexts. To encourage gradu ... +
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 knowle ... +
The course has a broadband character, being the specialization obtained in the doctoral thesis. Its main objective is the production of knowledge through the realization of or ... +
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 ... +
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 ... +
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 Univer ... +
The Doctor of Education, Dual Award programme is designed for professionals who would like to extend their professional expertise and training and develop skills in research, ... +
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 ai ... +
The Doctoral Program in Education with a specialization in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Environments is intended to prepare a professional with the theoretical and practi ... +
The Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service in Higher Education (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) will prepare you to make significant contributions to your organiz ... +
Our doctoral program in learning technologies prepares students to leverage computer-based and networked technologies to engage with learners. It is ideal for people with a so ... +
The Ed. D. degree program of study is designed to give students a broad conceptual framework in leadership theory and research.
All of our programs are duly licensed by the Puerto Rico Board of Education (CEPR) and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). At the undergrad ... +
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 rig ... +