The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is a degree focusing on higher learning in the field of education. It is a professional degree constructed for experienced educators pursuing educational leadership roles. It is a degree for those who want to lead and implement change within their organisations.

Programme Benefits

The Ed.D. degree is widely respected and acknowledged practitioner’s doctorate in Education Administration, Leadership and Teaching. It is designed to challenge the practical knowledge an experienced professional has acquired through their existing career in education administration, leadership and teaching. In addition, the degree would help professionals to develop new skills through crucial academic research.

As a result, these newly developed skills help an individual take their career to the highest level, preparing them for important decision making and analyses required for top-level education management/leadership positions.

Throughout the Ed.D. programme, candidates are given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities in strategic planning and advanced decision making. This might involve conducting complex analyses within their workplace environment to deepen their knowledge of their vocational sector as a whole.

Professionals undertaking the Ed.D. programme would develop new theories that focus on improving current workplace practices, with the intention of making a positive contribution to real-world sector specific problems and challenges.

Being one the highest level of qualification in the field of education leadership, management and teaching, the Ed.D. programme leads to the following benefits to professionals undertaking this programme of study:

Career Outcomes

Careers Ed.D. graduates can go in to are varied. They include, but are not limited to:

Careers Ed.D graduates can go in to are varied. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Research & Data Analyst in the education and teaching related sectors
  • Consultant / Professional Coach for personal, professional and organizational clients
  • Academia -adjunct professorship / dean of education leadership and management, as well as teacher training programmes at postsecondary higher learning institutions / research advisor & supervisor
  • Government Bodies / Research & Development in Government Sectors
  • Entrepreneurship – Setting up one’s own education institution / education leadership and management, as well as teacher training consultancy
U.S. & Canada Equivalency


EIU’s Degree programmes have been reviewed and evaluated against U.S. and Canadian standards and are certified to be equivalent to degrees conferred by Regionally Accredited Universities in the United States and Canada.

This means that the EIU Degree programmes meet full or partial requirements for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) promulgated by the United States Dept. of Homeland Security. Additionally, the EIU Degree programmes also meet requirements for continuing education and/or employment in the U.S. and Canada.

This evaluation is done following guidelines set by AACROA evaluation guidelines, as well as, based on best practices promulgated by The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals (TAICEP), the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP), The European Association for International Education (EAIE), and the Association of International Educators (NAFSA).

To see the  samples of the CERTIFIED COURSE-BY-COURSE ACADEMIC EVALUATION (U.S. & Canada Equivalency) documents for EIU degree, click here