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Doctor of Education Leadership - EdD




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HRM Dr. Edmund Keli'i Silva Jr.

Professor of Educational Leadership

Chair, Institute for Indigenous Studies











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.


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


The Postgraduate Doctorate in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare and equip people seeking careers as institutional and organizational leaders at school sites, in 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 Postgraduate Doctoral program consisted of well research interdisciplinary courses relevant to the requirement of educational and training organizations,  the courses and the 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 the literatures of the discipline



EdD. 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



Doctoral - EdD. Program Structure - Content

Doctor of Education degree will requires successful completion of  minimum 100 ECTS (European Credits Transfer System) above Master degree. A comprehensive exam is required prior to approval of Doctoral Dissertation and graduation. Total require credit-units can be completed through the completion of graduate courses listed below, pending total credits transferred into the program


Stage 1: Core Courses - Doctor of Educational Leadership

EDU 710

Methodology of Research in Higher Education Leadership

EDU 730

Technology and Innovation in Higher Education Learning

EDU 750

Budgeting and Financial Management in Higher Education

EDU 780

Leadership and Management of Educational Organization

EDU 820

Educational Facilities, Development and Implementation

EDU 830

Applications of Business and Financial Laws in Higher Education

EDU 840

Laws and Policy Advocacy Affecting Higher Educational Organizations

EDU 850

Current Approaches in Indigenous Education and Learning Methods

EDU 870

Comprehensive Examination


Stage 2:  Doctoral - EdD Professional Electives Study

EDU 910

Professional Elective Research I

EDU 920

Professional Elective Research II


Stage 3:  Doctoral - EdD Dissertation

EDU 970A

Research Proposal and Draft Process

EDU 970B

Completion, Presentation and Defence




Doctoral - EdD. Graduation 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 recommended 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 Candidate Profiles

Doctor of Education program is aimed at acclaimed professionals interested in attaining the highest academic knowledge in Education Administration and Policy Formulationa and Sustainable Development, and to contribute to the development of knowledge in the disciplines of Leadership and Management ....


Candidate must be at least 25-years old

Candidate will possess recognised Master Degree or equivalent qualifications above Bachelor

Academic and professional qualifications can be in the fields of Social Science

Candidate will posses supervisory or management level work experience in applied management (must submit official Employment Testimonials from former / present employers)



.  Additional Information

 Award and Title

Doctor of Educational Leadership (EdD)

 Required Credits

100 ECTS-Credits (include Master Thesis)

 Transfer Credits

Transfer Credits is possible per Transfer Credits Policy

 Study Duration

15 - 20 Months - Flexible Duration (depends on transfer credits)

 Program Delivery

Distance Learning - Online Study - read about Study Methods

 Assessment Methods

Assignments and Independent Research - see Course Examination

 Academic Activities

Independent Field Works, Projects, and Faculty Supervision

 Thesis and Internship

Independent Coursework -  Academic Thesis or Internship Thesis

 Program Admission

Master Degree or Equivalent - see Admission Requirements

 Enrolment - Intake

Open Enrolment and Year-Round Admission

Admisison Application

 Student Application Form - Apply Now






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