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Doctor of Education Leadership - EdD




Doctor of Education Leadership is a dynamic program that has multidisciplinary applications in any organization. New dimensions and approaches are being developed and introduced to the study of education, and how teaching and learning can be effectively managed; the revolving approach has become a determining factor in encouraging many educators to seek advanced degrees.


The Doctoral degree in Education Leadership will facilitates a substantial amount of skill refinement in addition to building an advanced knowledge-base for learners and accomplished individuals for effective performance in the rigorous roles of educational leadership. Highly qualified people with degrees in educational leadership are in growing demand by educational institutions to lead core divisions e.g. Academic Administration, faculty Development, Program Planning and Quality Assurance, Curriculum Development, Program Assessment and Learning Methods, Educational Research and Development


Postgraduate Doctorate in Educational Leadership will prepare professionals seeking careers as institutional and organizational leaders at university campus sites, school districts, institutions of higher learning, or in state-level or national-level policy making and implementation roles. Graduates are qualified to serve in leadership positions such Senior Administrators or Executive Directors in Higher Education, Student Affairs Personnel, Research Fellows, Consultants ... etc


The Doctoral program consisted of well research interdisciplinary courses relevant to the requirement of educational and training organizations,  courses and terminal assignments require a rigorous level of commitment from the candidates.  The distinguished and influential title of "Doctor of Education - EdD" is earned by candidates who completed the prescribed advanced level courseworks with demonstrated theoretical and practical competencies leading to well prepared dissertations which our Dissertation Committee and Subjects Experts recognised as a credible contribution to literatures of the discipline














HRM Dr. Edmund Keli'i Silva Jr.

Chair, Graduate School of Education

Professor of Education Leadership































Doctor of Education - Professional Career Paths


Doctor of Education degree will prepare students for exciting professional careers in leadership positions in academic and corporate organizations such as:



  Management Development Consultant

 Higher Education Administrator

  Educational Program Specialist

 Program Curriculum Advisor

  University Senior Administrator

 University Professor -  Faculty Mentor

  Higher Education Policy Advsior

 Management Consultant



 STAGE 1: Core Courses - Doctor of Education Leadership

EDUD 710

Research Design and Methods in Education

EDUD 730

Leadership and Management in Educational

EDUD 760

Human Diversity in Education

EDUD 810

Educational Leadership

EDUD 820

Research in Indigenous Education and Learning Methods




 STAGE 2:  Doctor of Education - Professional Concentrations


   Higher Education Concentration

EDUD 830

Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education

EDUD 855

Technology and Innovation in Higher Education (Adult Learning)

EDUD 870

Budgeting and Financial Management in Higher Education

EDUD 910

Business Practices in Higher Education

EDUD 930

Higher Education Law: Policy & Perspectives

EDUD 955

Doctoral Internship (Comprehensive Examination)


   K-12th Education Concentration  

EDUD 825

Assessment of Student Achievement

EDUD 845

Integrating Educational Technology in Schools

EDUD 860

Financial Management in K-12 Education

EDUD 915

Educational Administration

EDUD 940

School Law and Regulation: Policy and Perspectives

EDUD 955

Doctoral Internship (Comprehensive Examination)


STAGE 3:  Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation

EDUD 975

Research Proposal and Draft Process

EDUD 980

Presentation and Defence, and Completion




Doctoral - EdD Degree Requirements


Doctor of Educational Leadership degree requires the successful completion of 100 ECTS-Units (European Credits Transfer System) above Master degree. The total cumulative credits will include core courses, elective courses and applicable transfer credits. RCST has pool of highly qualified and experience Faculty-Mentors to provide quality mentoring and support throughout the study. Student performance will be measure against acceptable overall academic achievements


Doctoral - EdD Candidate Profiles


Doctor of Education program is aimed at acclaimed professionals interested in attaining the highest academic knowledge in Education Administration and Leadership, Institutional Policy Formulation, and Sustainable Development, and willing to contribute to the development of knowledge in the disciplines of educational leadership, institutional administration, and applied social sciences


  Candidate must be at least 30-years old

  Possess Master or Doctorate Degree or equivalent qualifications from recognised institutions

  Academic and professional qualifications in the fields of Education, Social Science, Law, etc

 Possess supervisory or management level work experience in private and public organizations



. Additional Information

 Graduation Title

Doctor of Education Leadership (EdD)

 Credits Required

100 - 120 ECTS-Credits (include Transfer Credits)

 Assessment Methods

Assignments, Seminar, Projects, Independent Research

 Thesis and Internship

Independent Coursework - Academic Thesis



 Study Duration

12 - 20 Months (Flexible Duration - depends on Transfer Credits)

 Program Delivery

Distance Learning - Online Study; Study Methods

 Admission & Enrolment

Year-Round Admission and Open Enrolment

 Admission Requirements

Master Degree or Equivalent Qualifications; Admission Requirements









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