Doctorate Degrees in Education

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A PhD in Education may refer to either Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph.D), Doctor of Education (Ed.D), or Doctor in Education (D.Ed.). All degrees are designed for candidates who seek academic, administrative, or clinical research positions in the field of education, whether it is through a public or private organization.

A PhD in Education usually requires coursework and a dissertation for the degree to be awarded. Areas of specialization for PhD in Education programs may include educational policy, educational psychology, curriculum and teaching, or educational administration, to name a few. Graduates from PhD in Education programs often continue on to careers as professors in universities or administrative positions in education, such as school principal or superintendent.

If you are passionate about the field of education and want to further your own to open many doors for career opportunities, then a PhD in Education may be the degree for you. Take a look below and find out!

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PhD, Leadership: Curriculum and Instruction

Concordia University Chicago
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 USA Chicago

Concordia University Chicago's doctoral program in leadership with a concentration in curriculum and instruction is for teachers who wish to pursue a program as educators and scholars preparing for leadership roles in public or private schools. [+]

PhDs in Education. PhD, Leadership: Curriculum and Instruction Concordia University Chicago's doctoral program in leadership with a concentration in curriculum and instruction is for teachers who wish to pursue a program as educators and scholars preparing for leadership roles in public or private schools. This program develops educational experts who can design, implement, evaluate and manage curriculum and instruction programs in K-12 schools. Learning Objectives Develop the abilities for research and critical thinking in the field of curriculum and instruction, with a theoretical and practical knowledge. Develop competency in curriculum evaluation, development and mapping. Improve understanding in the teaching and learning process. Build a strong professional background in areas related to curriculum and instruction. Support and lead reform and change efforts related to teacher development in schools. The coursework will assist in facilitating the exploration, discussion and understanding of the challenges and possibilities of teacher education. Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution Current Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test scores (test taken within the prior three years) English Language Proficiency: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) or Michigan Test: minimum 85 Official test scores should be provided. International students who have earned an advanced degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or students from an international English-speaking university (in which the language of instruction is English) need not submit English language scores. Other Documents: Completed and signed application Objective statement Writing sample: Submit a paper from your master’s program that demonstrates your ability to write in a scholarly manner at a level typical of graduate work. This sample should approach, but not exceed, five pages in length Professional resume showing past experience: at least two years of successful teaching/ administrative experience Copy of official transcript Copy of passport Foreign transcript evaluation* Two letters of recommendation Proof of English language proficiency Declaration of finances/bank statement/financial guarantee [-]

PhD TESOL

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

Aims and Objectives: to enhance students’ ability to create, conceptualise, design and implement a substantial research project that generates new knowledge and contributes to theory and practice within the field of TESOL. [+]

Duration (years): 3 years Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy in TESOL ? Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate Degree) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full time and Part time study Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: Aims and Objectives: 1. to enhance students’ ability to create, conceptualise, design and implement a substantial research project that generates new knowledge and contributes to theory and practice within the field of TESOL; 2. to further students’ understanding and knowledge of English language teaching. 3. to enhance students’ theoretical knowledge base in TESOL, second language acquisition, and applied linguistics research. Career Prospects: The programme provides excellent career opportunities for those who wish to become professionals in education and English language teaching, working for educational establishments such as the Ministry of Education, public and private universities or public and private schools as academics or administrators. Graduation Requirements The student must complete the thesis and all other programme requirements. Learning Outcomes By the end of the programme, students will be able to: 1. Acquire a strong theoretical knowledge base in TESOL, second language acquisition, applied linguistics research and TESOL methodology which merit publication. 2. Conceptualise, design and implement a substantial research project that generates new knowledge that contributes to theory and practice; 3. Evidence competence in the use methodologies in TESOL inquiry and exhibit skills in the use of data analysis. [-]

Doctor of Education

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 years January 2017 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.... [-]


Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (September Start)

Oxford Brookes University, Business School
Campus Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM) is available to UK and EU students only. It fosters excellence in professional practice by developing the capabilities needed to become a leader in the field. You will be challenged to augment your existing expertise and to push the boundaries of your knowledge, in [+]

Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM)- September 2016 This course is run by the Business SchoolThe Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM) fosters excellence in professional practice by developing the capabilities needed to become a leader in the field. You will be challenged to augment your existing expertise and to push the boundaries of your knowledge, in order to operate at the highest level, be confident in providing facilitation and consultancy, and be competent in researching the field.The programme is part-time and is aimed at experienced professionals seeking to extend their knowledge and understanding of coaching and mentoring. It has been designed to develop skills and confidence in providing facilitation and consultancy, as well as competence in research and evaluation. The programme integrates professional expertise and scholarly inquiry, culminating in doctoral research training and the design of original empirical research leading to completion of a doctoral thesis. Why choose this course?The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring is the only one of its type in the UK. Key features are:... [-]


Doctoral Degree Programmes in Education

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

Doctoral study requires a candidate to undertake research at an advanced academic level culminating in the production, defence and acceptance of a thesis. The defining characteristic of the qualification is that the candidate is required to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution to the field of Education. [+]

PhDs in Education. Doctoral study requires a candidate to undertake research at an advanced academic level culminating in the production, defence and acceptance of a thesis. The defining characteristic of the qualification is that the candidate is required to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution to the field of Education. Doctor of Education: DEd (Educational Psychology) Admission requirements Prospective candidates will have obtained a MEd (Educational Psychology). Academic performance: students need to have attained a minimum of 65% in their previous degree. If 65% was not attained, prior learning and experience in the field may be taken into consideration and students could be allowed to register based on a pre-registration research proposal which is accepted by the Department of Educational Psychology. Additional selection criteria: Applicants’ ability to communicate both in oral and written format may be assessed in a screening procedure. Proficiency in a word processing package and internet use is strongly recommended. Doctor of Philosophy: PhD (Education) Admission requirements Prospective candidates will have obtained a MEd Prospective candidates will have obtained a teacher’s diploma/teaching qualification, plus an appropriate master’s degree as well as work experience in the field of study. The Education knowledge of such candidates will be assessed by the Head of Department and prospective supervisor and a reading programme may be prescribed prior to allowing registration. Additional selection criteria: Academic performance: students need to have attained a minimum of 65% in their previous degree. If 65% was not attained, prior learning and experience in the field may be taken into consideration and students could be allowed to register based on a pre-registration research proposal which is accepted by the Department in which the student will be registering. Curriculum A thesis is required on an approved topic in the field of Education. Students must attend a short learning programme in research methodology. Topics related to the following broad areas may be investigated: Adult Education Curriculum Studies Inclusive Education Educational and Learning Support Educational Linguistics Educational Management ICT in Education Higher Education Learning Area Methodology Life and Career Orientation Mathematics Education Philosophy of Education Psychology of Education Sociology of Education Science Education Teacher Education Technology Education Values and Human Rights Education Foundation Phase Education The Faculty of Education is currently developing new programmes aligned with the policy ‘Minimum Requirement for Teacher Education Qualifications”. We will keep you informed once the programmes are approved. Faculty contact details For application and more information about the Faculty of Education Auckland Park Kingsway Campus Tel 011 553 3251 Soweto Campus Tel. 011 559 5562 Email eduquiries@uj.ac.za Website www.uj.ac.za/edu [-]

Doctor of Education (Educational Administration)

Hatyai University
Campus Full time June 2017 Thailand Hat Yai, Songkhla

The Doctor of Education (Educational Administration) Program creates managerial leaders for education institutions from the public and private sectors with a specialization in educational administration as well as moral and professional ethics to achieve maximum performance results of the organization. [+]

Doctor of Education Doctor of Education (Educational Administration) Ed. D. (Educational Administration) Philosophy of Program The Doctor of Education (Educational Administration) Program creates managerial leaders for education institutions from the public and private sectors with a specialization in educational administration as well as moral and professional ethics to achieve maximum performance results of the organization. Those leaders can integrate the knowledge in management with research to support the steady development of the organization, community, society, and the nation. The philosophy of this program, thus, is “Knowledge, Enlightenment, and Dignity towards Sustainable Prosperity.” This program welcomes interested individuals, chief executives in educational organizations from both public and private sectors, inspector generals, principals, schoolmasters, education executives, academics, teachers in higher education institutions, educational researchers, supervisors, educational consultants from both public and private sectors, and coordinators of international education institutions. Objectives of Program To produce Ph.D. graduates with the ability to become a professional manager and executive. Graduates will be knowledgeable and capable to develop the education in accordance with the standards of the Teachers Council. To produce Ph.D. graduates with the capability to become a professional development manager, academic leader and quality assurance leader. Graduates will be knowledgeable to produce academic works, management courses, and conduct the measurement and evaluation of teaching and learning. To produce Ph.D. graduates with the ability to plan and organize student activities, quality education promotion, educational resources sourcing, and research conduction that creates new knowledge in educational administration under both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. To produce Ph.D. graduates with leadership, responsibility, critical thinking, ability to synthesize data, human relations skills, and education management networking. To produce Ph.D. graduates who are skilled in intellectual, innovation, and communication. Graduates will have the knowledge on the use of information technology and educational supervision with moral and ethics in professional conduct. To provide opportunities and experiences in operational management and change management in the context of education administration, as well as economy, social sciences, religion, and multicultural natters. Graduates will have the knowledge on management of the ASEAN Community, strategic planning for local development, good governance towards management excellence and international education. Modes of Study The Ph.D. program provides two modes of study for students: Plan 1: Dissertation mode (research-based): not less than 48 credits Plan 2: Coursework mode: not less than 60 credits Instructional Date Study on weekdays or on Saturdays and Sundays in normal semesters and summer session within the study duration of 3 years (not more than 6 years). The instructional date might be adjusted as necessary and deemed appropriate by the Program Committee. Study Courses (1) Foundation Courses 906-501 Schools Administration and Educational Administration Theories 906-502 Seminar in Research Design 906-503 Seminar in English for Doctor’s Degree Note: Exemption from the Foundation courses will be approved by the Ph.D. Program Committee. (2) Core Courses 906-601 Advanced Research Quantitative Research and Qualitative Research 906-602 Advanced Statistics and Data Analysis 906-603 Seminar in Administration Profession Development, Leadership and Quality Assurance 906-604 Seminar in Development of Curriculum, Learning, Measurement and Learning Evaluation 906-605 Seminar in Student Affair, Activities and Education Qualities Supporting 916-606 Seminar in Morale, Ethics and Etiquette 906-616 Practicum in Educational Administration (Notes: In case the candidate is an executive from an education institution, the candidate is required to perform specific professional educational administration for at least 90 hours and conduct at least one technical article on the actual administration performed. Other cases are subject to the discretion of the Program Committee.) (3) Elective Course selected (one subject) from the following subject list: 906-607 Change Administration Psychology 906-608 Administration in the Context of Multicultural of Community and Locally 906-609 Seminar in educational administration of ASEAN community 906-610 Strategic Planning for Community and Local Development 906-611 Human Development and Supervision 906-612 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Cross Knowledge Administration 906-613 Seminar in Good Governance, Academic Qualification and Excellent 906-614 Seminar in International Education Administration 906-615 Human Relationship and Educational Administration Network (4) Dissertation Courses Notes: All candidates must pass the Qualification Examination (QE) to become eligible prior to the conduction of a dissertation. 906-701 Dissertation 1 906-702 Dissertation 2 Qualification of Candidates Candidates must hold a Master’s Degree or equivalent from institution of higher education located both in Thailand and abroad and the Degree must be approved by the Office of Higher Education Commission (OHEC) or the Office of The Civil Service Commission (OCSC). In the case of dissertation mode application, candidates must have conducted at least one Master’s Degree thesis or a research that has been published an accepted source(s). Candidates must have the experience in working in education institution in accordance with the regulations imposed or prescribed by the Teachers Council or the Ministry of Education of which is certified by supervisor(s), except for those who graduated a Master’s Degree program with the enrolment management courses of at least 15 credits under a binary system, or other related subjects deemed appropriate by the Program Committee. Candidates must pass the English Proficiency Test organized by Hatyai University, or pass a TOEFL test with the scores of at least 500, or pass an IELTS test with the scores of at least 5.5; both tests must be taken within last 2 years two from the date of application (except for the candidates who graduated from institution in which the English language is utilized in teaching and learning both in domestic and foreign country.) Candidates must submit the results of an English proficiency test that complies with the University requirements. Candidates must have the potential and readiness to study in the doctoral degree program. Candidates must have not been convicted of any felony. Candidates must not have contagious diseases i.e., tuberculosis or other chronic diseases i.e., alcoholism or be addicted to drugs. Candidates must submit a medical certificate issued by a certified doctor for admissions. Expenses of the Program The expenses throughout the curriculum is THB 600,000. Expenses of the program is THB 100,000 baht per semester, including: University fee: THB 30,000 Credit fees: (lecture/ dissertation THB 5,000 per credit, foundation course THB 2,500 per credit) Study material fees Computer and the Internet network fees Foreign academic trip fees Qualifying Examination fee Dissertation proposal examination fee Dissertation Defence fee seminar fee for dissertation advancement Other fees for graduate education, including: Entrance Examination fee: THB 1,000 New student registration fee: THB 2,500 Late registration fee: THB 100 per day Status maintenance fee: THB 5000 per semester Student ID card fee: THB 200 Overdue library book fee(s): THB 5 per day per book Notification or certification letter fee(s): THB 300 Graduate registration fee: THB 5,000 Admissions Requirements A copy of graduation certificate and the original must be presented: Master’s Degree or equivalent. A copy of academic transcript and the original must be presented: Master’s Degree program or equivalent. A copy of TOEFL, IELTS or other equivalent English proficiency test scores (not over 2 years) (If available) A letter of recommendation. A medical certificate issued by a certified doctor. A copy of citizen identification card or passport. A copy of resident registration (Thai applicants). Two one-inch size photographs. Application fee (Baht 500). A research conceptual framework paper, 10 pages (A4). Admissions Procedure Written examination (scopes of the examination, including research methodology, and principles of courses) Admissions interview Admissions Date The date of admission will be announced online at http://www.hu.ac.th/eng Admissions Results Announcement Admissions results will be announced online at http://www.hu.ac.th/eng [-]

Doctorate in Education EdD

University of Stirling
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 3 - 8 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

A Professional Doctorate in Education is rewarding and challenging, and can even be a life-changing experience. At Stirling, you will join a multi-professional group of students and academics focussing on research that has a beneficial impact on professional practice and policy. [+]

PhDs in Education. Whatever your professional interest in education—from schools, colleges and universities to professional, work-based and lifelong learning, or policy development—a Professional Doctorate (EdD) may be the right choice for you. A Professional Doctorate in Education is rewarding and challenging, and can even be a life-changing experience. At Stirling, you will join a multi-professional group of students and academics focussing on research that has a beneficial impact on professional practice and policy. Top Reasons To Study With Us You will be contributing to the overall research capacity in Education, thereby making a difference to practice and/or policy. You will gain a Professional Doctorate from the Faculty of Social sciences which one of the best in the UK and was the first in Scotland to offer an EdD. You will be supported in developing the knowledge, skills and understanding of research by expert researchers in Education and the Social Sciences. You will be introduced to leading edge empirical and theoretical research in a multi-disciplinary and multi-professional environment. You will have the benefits of a flexible programme that supports you through different stages of the research process. Course objectives The Doctor in Education (EdD) at the Faculty of Social Sciences is an ideal professional development opportunity for senior professionals seeking to enhance and utilise their research expertise. Professionals taking our EdD come from a wide variety of fields and countries but all share a concern with education and professional learning in organisational settings such as schools and further / higher education, in social or health-related organisations, or in private and government bodies. The EdD will enable you to develop research on your own chosen topics in ways that are deeply connected to important professional interests, practices, policies and impacts. Like the PhD, the EdD meets the requirements for the production of a significant, original and rigorous contribution to the field. Distinctively, the EdD programme commences with taught modules before the supervised research phases commence. The taught modules look at theories and paradigms of research and orientations to methodology and inquiry. The EdD leads into the production of a 45,000 word thesis under expert supervision by Education staff from the Faculty of Social Sciences. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements To be considered for admission to the degree, a candidate will normally have a good honours degree in Education or cognate subject from a Higher Education institution in the United Kingdom, or a degree of equivalent standard from an institution outside the United Kingdom. Exceptionally, a candidate with learning gained through extensive relevant professional experience may be considered for admission. Candidates are expected to have good numeracy skills and a willingness to engage in depth and breadth with statistical analysis. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Delivery and assessment The Doctorate in Education (EdD) is an innovative inter-disciplinary programme, offered on a flexible full and part-time basis by the Faculty of Social Sciences. Modules are taught on a face-to-face and blended basis. Summative assessment for modules will be based on coursework and will be assessed through assignments approximately 3000 words in. length. The programme comprises seven core taught modules, followed by the conduct of an empirical study focussed on an aspect of professional practice and the production of a doctoral thesis of 45,000 words. Career opportunities Previous students of the EdD have included: school teachers and Further Education staff, senior leaders in Education and Further Education, TESOL professionals, and professional educators in areas such as medicine, pharmacy, nursing, accountancy, surveying and life sciences. These students have drawn extensively on their newly developed research capacity and original studies to impact on their personal, organizational, and wider professional spheres of practice and policy. [-]

PhD in Education

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5  February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The PhD in Education is offered by the Wits School of Education, as a research degree. This highly innovative programme is designed to catapult you to academic leadership in your chosen area of study. [+]

The PhD in Education is offered by the Wits School of Education, as a research degree. This highly innovative programme is designed to catapult you to academic leadership in your chosen area of study. Though the Thesis is the only examinable component of this programme, we provide support to ensure the success of your thesis through the following activities designed to support students in their studies, give students opportunities to interact with each other, receive critical feedback on their work from fellow students and academics beyond their supervisor, and provide forums for intellectual and emotional support in the research journey: Research degrees weekends: The School runs four weekends dedicated to research degrees students. Each student is encouraged to present on their research at least once a year, throughout the duration of their study. The presentations provide you with the opportunity to discuss your research in progress, listen to ideas and views from peers and other faculty who are not normally conversant with your work. Seminars and workshops: These provide a vibrant research training programme to help you sharpen your research skills and to provide you with the necessary academic support. Student reading groups: Students are encouraged to participate in these voluntary reading support groups which are designed to help you make sense of the various philosophical and theoretical perspectives in social sciences research. Benefits of the programme A prestigious qualification from one of the world’s best institutions of higher learning The ability to engage in academic debates locally and globally The ability to influence policy and decision making at various levels of government and other national and international fora Leadership skills development Research and Communication skills development A range of possible career pathways Curriculum Outline/Modules taught There are no taught modules for this PhD programme. The degree is offered with specialisation in various key areas, including: Curriculum, pedagogy and assessment Educational leadership and policy studies Science and Mathematics Education Languages and Literacy Education Higher Education Disciplinary studies in Education Inclusive Education Deaf Education Educational Technology Education and the labour market Rural Education Closing dates We have a rolling admissions policy on all PhDs. However we encourage enrolment up to September each year. [-]

PhD in Higher Education

University of Kent, Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Research on Higher Education at Kent includes work on education policy, the philosophy, economics, management and politics of higher education, disciplinary teaching and learning, learning technology, academic practice and sociological perspectives on academic work. [+]

PhDs in Education. Research on Higher Education at Kent includes work on education policy, the philosophy, economics, management and politics of higher education, disciplinary teaching and learning, learning technology, academic practice and sociological perspectives on academic work. Because the Centre draws on expertise from across the University of Kent, we can offer high-quality PhD supervision across a wide range of research topics, and we work very carefully to match you with a supervisory panel that suit your interests and ambitions. You can find out more about the research activities and publications of individual members of staff by following the links here. In addition to regular meetings with supervisors, all research students take part in a tailored research training programme, which can include research methods modules offered by the Centre or by other Schools, as appropriate. As well as attending the regular research seminars offered by the Centre, students are encouraged to participate in the seminars, workshops, newer researcher networks and masterclasses offered by the scholarly bodies in the discipline, including SRHE and BERA. Most students of the Centre are studying part-time, and we aim to provide a lively academic community which makes full use of the professional and scholarly diversity of our staff and students. Please note that the research expertise of Centre staff focuses specifically on the field of higher education, i.e. university-level institutions, processes, policies and educational provision. We are unable to offer supervision on research topics relating to primary or secondary education, or to the training of schoolteachers. If you are interested in applying for the PhD in Higher Education, we strongly recommend that you contact the Centre to discuss your plans before making a formal application. Applications are accepted throughout the year. [-]

PhD in Education (Taught)

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Ireland Limerick

The Structured PhD programme is a four year structured pro- gramme which involves coursework in research methods, core and optional discipline specific... [+]

New Structured PhD (Education)

 

The Structured PhD programme is a four year structured pro- gramme which involves coursework in research methods, core and optional discipline specific courses and generic skills and training. Modules are delivered during the week and weekends. Students are allocated supervisors and work with a supervisory panel. There is periodic assessment and guidance to ensure you complete your PhD within a four year period. Guided by Profes- sional Development Planning, you can organise your coursework and research activities over the course of your studies.

 

 

How will I benefit from the programme?

You will join a programme designed in line with best internation- al practice in doctoral education and research and share classes with students from a diverse backgrounds in education and related inter-disciplinary fields including sociology, psychology, history, and philosophy. A team of renowned academics will deliver in- novative master classes and international schools. You will enjoy excellent facilities and have an opportunity to avail of very attrac- tive funding schemes. The Structured PhD programme  from Mary Immaculate College has a collaborative link with the Struc- tured PhD programme in the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, University of Limerick which will provide you with opportunities for mobility between programmes on both campus- es.... [-]


Ph.D. Or Ed.D. In Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service in Higher Education

Cardinal Stritch University
Campus Part time 6 semesters June 2017 USA Milwaukee

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 organization and will help you become a transformational leader in higher education. [+]

PhDs in Education. 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 organization and will help you become a transformational leader in higher education. The program is designed for current and aspiring leaders working in two- and four-year colleges and universities and community and technical colleges who seek to be a catalyst for meaningful change within their organization. The curriculum for the Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service in Higher Education focuses on contemporary leadership theories with a strong foundation in research. A broad understanding for the complex nature of higher education is woven throughout the curriculum, but the primary focus of the program is to prepare you to lead your organization through meaningful change and transformation. Rather than simply building your knowledge of higher education theory, you will learn to become a leader who will function effectively within your organization to create positive change. A new cohort starts once per year in June. The program starts with a two-week, all-day Summer Institute, which is held on campus in Milwaukee. Upon completion of the Institute, classes meet at the Cardinal Stritch University City Center in downtown Milwaukee. Classes meet one weekend per month during the fall and spring semesters: Fridays 4-8 pm, Saturdays 8 am - 4 pm, and Sundays 9 am-1 pm. Courses EDHE 781 - Contemporary Issues in Higher Education EDHE 783 - Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education EDHE 784 - Innovative Strategies in Higher Education EDHE 790 - Leadership in Learning and Service Institute for Higher Education I EDHE 791 - The American College and University: Past, Present, and Future EDHE 792 - Leadership in Learning and Service Institute for Higher Education II EDHE 793 - Organizational Theory and Practice in Higher Education EDHE 794 - Leadership in Learning and Service Institute for Higher Education III EDHE 795 - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Degree Requirements Doctorate in Leadership in Higher Education Admissions Application There is no cost to submit the admissions application online. Applications for this program are reviewed on a rolling basis so allow sufficient time before the start of your program for consideration. Students applying as international students will need to submit additional information regarding language proficiency and student visa status. Degree Requirements All doctoral coursework has been successfully completed. All three yearly assessments of the curriculum strands have been successfully completed. All program requirements (study team hours, mentor goal forms, LLSR, etc.) The dissertation has been accepted and approved. The oral presentation has been successfully completed. All financial obligations incurred with the University have been met. All graduate credits applied to the degree have been earned within seven years at the time of graduation. Degree Options Doctorate in Leadership in Higher Education Individuals may pursue either an Ed.D. (Doctor of Education) or Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) in this program. The Ph.D. curriculum is more research-based, while the Ed.D. curriculum is more practitioner-oriented. The Ph.D. program requires an additional 3 credits in theory and research; 63 credits are required for the Ed.D. program. At the end of the first year of doctoral studies, you decide whether you want to pursue an Ed.D. or Ph.D. [-]

Doctoral Degree in Child Studies

University of Minho - Institute of Education
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

The cycle of studies leading to the doctoral degree in Child Studies has the duration of 3 years (full-time schedule), which corresponds to 180 ECTS. [+]

The cycle of studies leading to the doctoral degree in Child Studies has the duration of 3 years (full-time schedule), which corresponds to 180 ECTS. This cycle of studies is primarily aimed at the development of: systematic understanding capabilities in a scientific field of study; research competencies, skills and methods associated with a scientific field; the ability to conceive, design, adapt and perform significant research, respecting the requirements imposed by the academic standards for quality and integrity. This cycle of studies includes: one curricular component that combines course units common to the various doctoral specialities, each possessing specific course units, and with transversal course units; the development of an original and especially designed thesis for this purpose, appropriate to the knowledge branch and doctoral speciality. Specialities: Developmental Psychology and Education; Methodology and Supervision in Early Childhood Education; Sociology of Childhood; Elementary Mathematics; Childhood Literature; Child Health; Special Education: Music Education; Drama Education; Physical Education, Leisure and Recreation [-]

PhD in Kinanthropology

Charles University Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduate of doctoral studies possesses a deep and comprehensive knowledge and is well versed in a broad spectrum of scientific principles. He/she is familiar with the research methods, is capable of providing individual scientific work with academic and professional integrity, while observing the ethical conventions of research work. [+]

PhDs in Education. Kinanthropology is a multidisciplinary scientific branch which deals with the complex effects of intentional and spontaneous movement activity on human personality development in the bio-psycho-social context, and conditions in the areas of physical education and sport, physiotherapy and remedial physical education, including their effective management. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Each candidate must go through the admissions process. The entrance exam is conducted orally before an examining board and the applicant’s competence is examined. The examining committee evaluates: 1. Quality of the dissertation project and of its elaboration – the project shall have the following structure: introduction, literature review, objective(s) of the work, it shall specify a hypothesis and a methodology corresponding to its type and thematic focus. Maximum number of points for this aspect – 20. 2. Previous professional activities in kinantropology – here, any previous activities relating to the project, in particular publication activities, shall be assessed – 20 points for an impact journal, 14 points for SCOPUS, 12 points for ERIH, 8 points for a reviewed journal or for speaking at the SVK (= Student Scientific Conference) or another scientific conference. The candidate shall receive a full number of points if he/she is the author, or half that number when he/she is a co-author. Maximum number of points for this aspect – 20. 3. The topic´s relation to the research orientation of the instructor and to his research projects – there must be clear harmony between the topic proposed and the instructor´s research orientation – 5 points for an non-university grant of the instructor, 5 points for compliance with the instructor´s scientific orientation. Maximum number of points for this aspect – 10. 4. Quality of the presentation of the project by the candidate: 0-5 points for the quality of the presentation, 0-5 points for responses to questions asked by the examining board. Maximum number of points for this aspect – 10. Each member of the examining committee grades paragraphs 3 and 4 on a scale of points – 0 to 10 points for each item, item 1 and 2 is evaluated on a scale of 0 to 20 points. The maximum number of points awarded by one examiner is 60 points. The arithmetic mean is calculated on the basis of the point evaluation of each member of the examining board. The result is rounded to the nearest whole number – for values from 0.0 to0.49 inthe downward direction to the nearest whole number. For values from 0.50 to0.99 inthe upward direction to the nearest whole number. The ranking of applicants is decided based on the total number of points. The dean of the faculty determines the point limit for admission. Conditions for admission Duly completed master’s study program, i.e. submission of a certified copy of the university diploma or the nostrification of university education, by 30 September 2017. Submission of the application form including all relevant enclosures, i.e. CV, professional reference, payment receipt of the admission fee of 540 CZK to bank account number 43-9685580247/0100 by 30 April 2017 Submission of the dissertation project by 30 April 2017 Successful completion of the exam. Information on the exercise of graduates Kinantropology is an interdisciplinary field of study; therefore, the PhD graduates are employed primarily in science, research and education. Another significant area of employment is state administration and enterprise. [-]

PhD in Education

Charles University Faculty of Education
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate from the doctoral study programme in Education is familiar with the key concepts and theories in educational disciplines including educational methodology, which he/she is able to apply practically in dealing with theoretical and empirical problems in the school system and the field of education in general. [+]

Characteristics of the Studies The doctoral studies are conceived as a preparatory programme for scholars and researchers whose creative endeavours contribute to the development of theory and research in the field of education sciences. The programme aims preferably to enhance their relevant expertise, to disseminate relevant research findings and trends in the field of education and to cultivate methodological competences of doctoral students. General focus of the study programme offers students the chance to get acquainted more deeply with the pedagogical disciplines. The focal point of the doctoral study is a doctoral dissertation/thesis, defined as an original scholarly work whose findings enrich the respective field of study within the broader context of developing the discipline. Consultations Due to the nature and content of study, the applicant may consult the theme, the structure of the project and possibilities for its processing with potential supervisors of doctoral studies. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Entrance Examination Candidates for doctoral studies in Education are expected to: Show interest in education in general (for example, by taking part in scientific conferences and conferences for teachers, taking part in research teams, working in educational institutions). Have an overview of the most important scientific journals and books related to education. The candidate shall send, along with his/her application, the list of literature (books) from education science and related disciplines that he/she has read, as well as scholarly journals in the filed he/she is familiar with. The list of literature will form a basis for discussion at the entrance examination. Deliver in advance (must be sent together with the application), present and defend a clear, feasible and high quality research project proposal of up to 10 pages (see below for specifications). The entrance examination is an oral presentation of the applicant in front of the entrance committee. Research project proposal The theme of the dissertation should correspond with thematic areas chosen by supervisors (listed below). The research project proposal (should be up to 10 pages long) shall include: Characteristics of the research topic/area and its relevance, a literature review on the topic, and/or its theoretical background. Formulation of a research problem and specific research questions. Description of the methodology chosen to answer the research questions. Plan for realisation of the research project. References (all works cited in the text). Evaluation Criteria: The applicant can get a maximum of ten points, the number of points for the admission to study is getting at least seven points. Conditions for admission Candidates are admitted to study if they meet all admission requirements: a) to deliver a certified copy of completion of Master’s degree programme, b) to pass an entrance examination, reach minimum number of point determined by the Dean, c) to meet any other requirements specified by a given field of study. Information on the exercise of graduates A graduate from the doctoral study programme in Education is familiar with the key concepts and theories in educational disciplines including educational methodology, which he/she is able to apply practically in dealing with theoretical and empirical problems in the school system and the field of education in general. A graduate majoring in subject didactics integrates general knowledge in education and teaching-related professional skills and is able to apply this practically when doing empirical research in subject didactics and when working on scholarly projects. A graduate is qualified to work in educational research and development. He/she is equipped with the basic competence necessary for a university teacher employed in the area of research or education and in like-minded institutions. [-]

PhD in Didactics of Chemistry

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The doctoral study provides integrated education, allowing its absolvents to perform conceptual and research activity in the chemical education field because of their high erudition. The absolvents of the doctoral study will be ready for independent scientific, pedagogical, and coordination work in this field. [+]

PhDs in Education. The doctoral study provides integrated education, allowing its absolvents to perform conceptual and research activity in the chemical education field because of their high erudition. The absolvents of the doctoral study will be ready for independent scientific, pedagogical, and coordination work in this field. The absolvents, will be able to use their skills at didactic places of work at universities and colleges which prepare Chemistry teachers, in the research institutes of Czech Ministry of Education which concern themselves with the chemical education problematics, in workplaces of institutions and organizations focused on postgraduate teacher education, in national and international institutions and organizations focused on state-wide or international research in chemical or science education (Division of Chemical Education EuCheMS, European Science Education Research Association, International Organization of Science and Technology Education, International Council of Associations for Science Education etc.). Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance examination has one round and is held as an interview. In exceptional cases, requested in writing by 30 April 2017, the dean can permit entrance examinations to take place via information and communication technology. During the entrance examination the candidate must demonstrate technical and linguistic skills to study the given field along with attributes necessary for scientific work. The entrance examination also takes into account the interest of the candidate in pursuing specific doctoral work with a particular supervisor and the candidate’s ability to handle this topic. The maximum score of the examination is 100 points. Conditions for admission Submission of a properly completed application, including prescribed appendices, and payment of the application fee by 30 April 2017. Completion of a master’s program of study at a university documented by a notarized copy of a diploma or certificate of equivalence of a foreign university education, or an original confirmation of completion of the required education by 30 September 2017. The requirement of submitting a notarized copy of a diploma does not apply to master’s graduates of Charles University. Applicants whose request for recognition of a foreign education has not been decided upon by 30 September 2017 may submit the required document by 21 October 2017. Passing grade on the entrance examination All applicants scoring at least 50 points on the entrance examination will be admitted for study. Information on the exercise of graduates The PhD study grants integrated education that allows its graduates, thanks to their high erudition, to do conteptual and research activities in the area of chemistry education. The PhD study graduates will be ready for the independent scientific, pedagogic and management work in this area. They will be able to assert themselves at the colleges' didactical workplaces, in the Education ministry research institutes that concern themselves with the problematics of chemistry education, at the secondary schools as highly-qualified chemistry teachers, at the workplaces which are dealing in further teacher training, and in the international and European institutions and organizations focused at the countrywide and international research in the area of chemistry or science education. [-]