Professional Doctorate in Education


Program Overview

If you are eager to apply your field expertise to be used in exclusive ways that makes way for achieving higher career goals and reinforcing your position as a leader, then opt for Professional Doctorate program. This Professional Doctorate in Education program from Asian College of Teachers (ACT) aims directly at experienced and ambitious individuals from the field of education. ACT has come up with this doctorate-level degree for experienced professionals, to distinguish your practical work experience and command in certain key areas like curriculum and instruction, education, educational administration, educational psychology, special education, teaching etc. which will aid you in carving a precise career path as per the degree.

Professional Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction
Professional Doctorate in Education
Professional Doctorate in Education Administration & Leadership
Professional Doctorate in Educational Psychology
Professional Doctorate in Special Education
Professional Doctorate in Teaching

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

1. Admission to the Professional Doctorate Certificate is open to students from all disciplines
2. Recognised Bachelor Degree or Master’s Degree in any field or equivalent level
3. Life Experience 10+ years
4. 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.

Helps in career aspirations to pursue the highest professional degree of learning and development in a specific field of work
Enhances the professional expertise in the workplace
Provides an increased sense of confidence in a specific field of work/career
Emphasises on enhancing precise job-related skills and abilities
Positions and strategically places experts in the field of employment by polishing & portraying their own unique competitive advantage
A futuristic qualification which would keep one abreast with a ground-breaking qualification
Puts one ahead of others in terms of job market positioning and personal- professional drive and satisfaction
It is the qualification of the future, guaranteeing a much better career prospects in the coming- of-age era of human evolution

Course duration: The Professional Doctorate Course can be completed within 3 years.

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 15,000 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)

ACT’s Credit Framework

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

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

Candidates successfully completing the program will be awarded Professional Doctorate by European International University (EIU Paris)
The candiates will also receive a Letter of Completion from ACT
ACT is registered in the USA (Delaware), United Kingdom (London), The ASEAN Region, Thailand (Bangkok)
All ACT learning degrees can be issued and legalized in USA and Thailand
Degrees from ACT can be internationally legalized with The Hague Apostille (for Hague signatory countries) or Embassy Legalization (for Hague non-signatory countries)


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.
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 accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) and Education Quality Accreditation Commission (EQAC).
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.

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
93000 Thai Baht – If Paying in Asia
200000 INR– If Paying in India

All fees are inclusive of tax. Fees include all: 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 your admission adviser for more details.

Students of Asian College of Teachers can avail tuition scholarships and financial help for its online learning degree programs. The tuition scholarship fund for distance learning degree programs will be granted based on the policy and the Dean’s office from time to time. Upon request, ACT may offer you: Academic Scholarship, Athletic Scholarship, Creative Scholarships, and Community Service Scholarship

Refund Policy

After registering, the students are responsible for opting out of any course they do not want to attend.
If you have enrolled in the program and want to immediately pull out before any access has been granted – you will get a refund of 50% of the tuition fee.
No refund will be provided to students who have received course access and have already started with the program from ACT.
Read all Terms and Conditions before making payments.
Processing of Refunds make take up to 3 months.

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, they 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.

A professional Doctorate obtained from ACT 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.