Professional Doctorate in Education

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ACT’s Professional Doctorate in Education provides a deeper insight into the various aspects of Education and has been designed with the objective to provide trainees with enhanced proficiency and a degree that proves the fact that one has pursued the highest professional educational qualification in one’s field of work/career.

Program Overview

Programs Available:

  1. Professional Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction
  2. Professional Doctorate in Education
  3. Professional Doctorate in Education Administration & Leadership
  4. Professional Doctorate in Educational Psychology
  5. Professional Doctorate in Special Education
  6. Professional Doctorate in Teaching
  7. Professional Doctorate in Learning & Development

If anyone is eager to apply their field expertise to be used in exclusive ways that paves the way for achieving higher career goals and reinforcing their position as a leader, then opting for an advanced, professional doctorate program will be their best bet. This Professional Doctorate in Education program from Asian College of Teachers (ACT) aims directly at experienced and ambitious individuals from the field of teaching, training and education. ACT has come up with this doctorate- level degree for experienced professionals to distinguish their practical work experience and grasp in several key areas like curriculum and instruction, education, educational administration, educational psychology, special education, teaching etc. which will benefit them in sculpting a precise career path in accordance with their experience.

Key points

  • Expand your level of understanding regarding functional disciplines of your profession
  • Partake in action research based on real-life issues related to your current work
  • Provide practical solutions to existing problems
  • Serve as an authority and leader in your career
  • Encourage positive change in your industry

Admission Requirement

  • Admission to the Professional Doctorate is open to students from all disciplines
  • Recognised Bachelor Degree or Master’s Degree in any field or equivalent level
  • Life Experience 10+ years
  • English Level – IELTS Level 6.0 or equivalent

Disclaimer: ACT - EIU Professional Doctorate Certificate programmes are coursework based and are DIFFERENT from that offered by EIU-Paris PD, which is an Honorary Type Awards programme.

What is involved?

What does a Professional Doctorate encompass?

A noteworthy variance in the format of professional Doctorate is that there is no necessity for increased subject-specific training as a trainee would already be an expert in terms of subject matter along with his/her years of experience.

ACT’s professional Doctorate involves four stages:

  • Stage 1: Complete the Point Based Application form to check your eligibility
  • Stage 2: Complete Study of “Introduction to Research” *
  • Stage 3: Complete a Research paper of 10,000 words
  • Stage 4: A live online defence in front of a panel
* Through the modules, an individual will become familiar with the theoretical problems relevant to their professional field and reflect on how they can integrate these into their own research project.

During a Doctorate, a trainee needs to focus on:

  • Assessing the current state of knowledge in their field
  • Evaluating a real-world problem facing their industry
  • Understanding various research methods
  • Designing and conducting a research study
  • Expanding the body of industry knowledge through their research findings.

Credit System

Academic Credit System (ACS)

Credit System Credits
Total Credits for completion 90
Conducting Accurate Internet Research 15
Introduction to Research (Coursework) 15
Dissertation (10,000 words Research) 30
Viva Voce (Thesis) 30

Disclaimer: Asian College of Teachers in collaboration with European International University, Paris offers Professional Doctorate which is coursework based and is DIFFERENT from that offered by EIU-Paris PD, which is an Honorary Type Awards programme.

Course Fees

There are different payment options that you can avail of. Payments can be made via Online Bank Transfer, Credit Card, PayPal, or Cash at our Global Centres.

Total Fee

  • 2750 USD – If Paying from USA or paying in USD
  • 2400 GBP – If Paying from UK or EU
  • 93,000 Thai Baht – If Paying in Asia

Fees are inclusive of: Program of study, LMS access, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript. Courier charges applicable for Diploma and Transcript dispatch to your country. Certificate Notary and Apostille charges are separate from the USA. Please contact the admission adviser for more details.

Refund Policy

  • Once students register for a course, they are responsible for dropping any course they decide not to attend
  • Once you have enrolled in the program and you wish to immediately pull out before any access has been granted - 50% of the tuition fee will be refunded
  • No refund for students who have received course access and have already started off with the program from ACT
  • Read all Terms and Conditions before making payments
  • Processing of refunds make take up to 3 months


Candidates successfully completing the program will be conferred the Professional Doctorate by the European International University (EIU Paris).

Who should take PD?

Who are Professional Doctorates suited for?

Professional Doctorates are designed and developed for individuals from the public, private and third sectors. Interested trainees opting for Doctorate are generally experienced professionals with a lot of understanding in their field. With a Professional Doctorate, one can climb the success ladder in their careers and opt for senior leadership positions where they have a better grip over their area of proficiency. Thus, a Professional Doctorate will be advantageous to someone keen on applying their knowledge into practice in working environments such as a company, training institution or service.

Is a Professional Doctorate globally recognised?

The Professional Doctorate will be conferred by European International University (EIU Paris) is recognized as an international qualification by most nations and as a result, many Asian, EU and international students choose to enrol in this program. While most of the international employers recognize a Professional Doctorate obtained, one needs to ensure that it is the same in their home or chosen country where they wish to work.


  • Asian College of Teachers (ACT), an award-winning institution with a strong global presence and 600+ school network in Asia, provides research-led, broad range of courses in Education that prepare globally competent educators and leaders.
  • ACT provides world-class, international higher education curricula in Education led by an Academic Body comprising highly qualified and internationally accomplished educators and industry experts.
  • ACT's higher education programs are duly validated and certified by The European International University, EIU-Paris.
  • Asian College of Teachers (ACT) is affiliated to The European International University, EIU- Paris.
  • Students successfully completing ACT's cutting-edge international education curricula will receive ACT's certification of completion as well as the Bachelor’s, Master’s or Professional Doctorate from The European International University, EIU-Paris.
  • The European International University, EIU-Paris is a private, independent higher education provider.
  • EIU – Paris, is a private higher education establishment authorized by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education, Research, and Innovation.
  • The European International University, EIU-Paris is accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC).
  • EIU-Paris is duly authorized as a Professional Training service provider in accordance with Article R.6351-6 of the French Employment Code, under the registration number: 11755784775, with the prefecture of the region of ILE-DE-FRANCE.
  • EIU – Paris holds organizational membership with CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMICS, a U.K. and Wales registered R&D organization whose sole purpose is to enhance the visibility of research themes beyond global approaches and coverage.
  • ACT is a member of CPD Certification Service UK and ACT courses are accredited by the International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE) and endorsed by NCC Education, an Ofqual regulated awarding organization and a global provider of British education.
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