Professional Doctorate in Education

Asian College of Teachers' Professional Doctorate in Education aims to prepare you for certain leadership roles within the industry after completing the study.

Doctorate in Education – Asian College of Teachers (ACT)

Programs Available

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

Professional Doctorate in Learning & Development

If you are a working or experienced professional and willing to put your industry expertise to effective use in evaluating, integrating and employing current knowledge in extraordinary ways particular to your professional field, pursuing a Professional Doctorate in Education is going to be your best bet.

The independent research phase is what differentiates a Professional Doctorate from a PhD degree. It will aid you in carving a specific career path depending on the degree. For e.g., you can gain advanced knowledge in various fields and in many cases, a professional doctorate holder will qualify for particular leadership roles within their area of expertise after completing their study.

Advantages of the Professional Doctorate

  • The qualification aids in your career aspirations to pursue the highest professional degree of learning and development in a specific field of work
  • It serves to enhance the professional expertise in the workplace
  • The advanced program provides an increased sense of confidence in a particular field of work/career
  • It focuses on enhancing your precise job-related skills and abilities
  • It positions and strategically places you in the job market by creating your own unique competitive advantage
  • It is a futuristic qualification which would keep you abreast of your counterparts with such ground-breaking qualification
  • It puts you ahead of others in terms of job market positioning and personal- professional drive and satisfaction
  • It is the qualification of the future, guaranteeing you a much better career prospects in the coming-of-age era of human evolution

Curriculum and credits

What is involved?

What does a Professional Doctorate encompass?

A significant difference in the format of professional doctorates is that there is no necessity for increased subject-specific training as you would already be a subject matter expert with 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, you will become familiar with the theoretical problems relevant to your professional field and reflect on how they can integrate these into your research project.

During a Professional Doctorate, you need to focus on:

  • 1. Assessing the current state of knowledge in your field
  • 2. Evaluating a real-world problem your industry is facing
  • 3. Understanding various research methods
  • 4. Designing and conducting a research study
  • 5. Expanding the body of industry knowledge through 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 (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 PDC, which is an Honorary Type Awards programme.

Course Duration

Complete the full program of study ... in a maximum duration of up to 3 years.
However, those unable to complete the program within the stipulated time will be given a grace period of 2 years and the student would be required to pay a maintenance bench fee to finish his/her degree within that grace period.
The course is conducted on a 100% online mode of learning
Online professional doctorate offers enough flexibility to the candidates that allows them to pursue the program across the globe


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

Course Fee

The Professional Doctorate in Education is offered ... to educational leaders with an objective to deepen your understanding of the functional disciplines of your profession and partake in action research based on real-world issues related to your current work. This advanced qualification will equip you for particular leadership roles within your area of expertise after completing your study.
The course is priced at : 2400 GBP – If paying from UK or EU | 93,000 Thai Baht – If paying in Asia | 2,00,000 INR – If paying in India
Payments can be made via Online Bank Transfer, Credit Card, PayPal or Cash.
Scholarships and financial aid are offered for online learning degree programs.
Upon registering, candidates are responsible for opting out of any course.

Refund Policy

Once you register for a course, you are responsible ... for dropping any course you 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
Kindly go through all Terms and Conditions before making payments
Processing of refunds make take up to 3 months

The ACT Advantage

Who are Professional Doctorates suited for?

Professional doctorates are designed and developed for candidates from the public, private and third sectors. Trainees opting for doctorate are mostly experienced professionals with a lot of understanding regarding their field. With a professional doctorate, you can move ahead in your career and opt for senior leadership positions where you have expertise over your area of proficiency.

Thus, a professional doctorate will be advantageous to you if you are keen on applying your knowledge into practice in working environments such as a company, training institution or service.

Is a Professional Doctorate globally recognized?

A professional doctorate obtained from ACT is recognized as an international qualification by most countries; and consequentially, many Asian, EU and international students choose to undertake 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. PD is awarded by European International University, Paris.

PD is affiliated with European International University, Paris.

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 PDC, which is an Honorary Type Awards programme.


  • Candidates successfully completing the program will be awarded a globally recognised certificate from Asian College of Teachers (ACT)
  • The term ‘Online’ is not mentioned in the degree certificate
  • 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)
  • Complete Academic Support throughout the course
  • Courses are 100% online accelerated degrees
  • Study materials available online
  • Can connect with experienced tutors

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, Masters or Professional Doctoral degree from The European International University, EIU-Paris.
  • The European International University, EIU-Paris is a private, independent higher education provider. Read More
  • 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.
Admission Process

Please find below the detailed steps to be followed as a part of the admission process.

Step 1 :

ACT’s admission process is quite easy and compliant

Step 2 :

Candidates can apply online and send in their application

Step 3 :

ACT’s admission department will contact candidates via mail

Step 4 :

Candidates can opt for any form of payment method

Step 5 :

Applications are now open; it takes only 5 minutes to complete

Student Reviews


Full of knowledge and useful information, suggestion for lesson plan and ideas for support learning. The knowledge, as mother and "home" teacher was incomplete, after this course I'm feel more comfortable in these topics.

Catherine Streng

Catherine Streng

It was hard work but I learned a lot. Because of this it was well worth it and I am well on my way to succeeding in my goal to become an English teacher in Asia. Instead of being scared as I previously was, I am only a little bit nervous now that I have this experience under my belt.

Joseph Cachia

Joseph Cachia

It was a challenge for me as it been a long time since I had done any academic studying but the course was structured well overall as the course progressed I was relating more to what I was doing at school and implementing them and seeing results I could see my self-confidence growing thru the course.

Melissa Laurin

Melissa Laurin

The course was very informative and I really liked the fact that I could do the Work on my own time. That made less pressure and I could do my best work for the assignments.

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