The Ed.D. Doctoral program opens a wide range of opportunities, including careers and leadership positions in P-12 education agencies, government, and higher education institutions. Graduates can also pursue careers in research and development organizations, as well as business and industry. The Ed.D. program offers two specializations designed for experienced professionals in education or related areas who want to improve their knowledge and practice. The Ed.D programs are accredited from the UAE Commission for Academic Accreditation.

The Ed.D. Doctoral program is a 54-credit program at QF Level 10 offered over four years. The program provides graduate students with in-depth knowledge and skills to have broad influence on policy and practice in their organizations. It includes a 12-credit supervised internship and a 6-credit dissertation. Doctoral students undertake a qualifying comprehensive exam after completing all coursework in the specialized field and research methodology. Working with leading faculty in the field, doctoral students conduct research that addresses the most relevant problems in education. Courses are held during the evening and on Saturday to accommodate working professionals. The program structure is distributed as follows:

PROGRAM UNIT CREDITS
Research Methods 12
Content Courses 18
Seminars 6
Supervised Internship 12
Dissertation Research 6

The following two Ed.D. programs are offered:

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.): Leadership

The Ed.D. in Leadership is designed to capitalize on one of the more powerful learning forums available for professional educators-their work settings. Doctoral students participate in actively developing an interface between research, practice, and the unique challenges faced by school environments today.

Program Structure:

YEAR 1 COURSE NAME CREDITS
DOCM720 Qualitative Research Methods 3
EDDC750 Organizational and Leadership Theories 3
EDDC710 Education Policy 3
DOCM730 Quantitative Research Methods 3
EDDC740 Leadership for Educational Innovation 3
YEAR 2
DOCM710 Mixed Methods Research 3
EDDC720 Engaging Diverse Stakeholders and Communities 3
EDDC730 Global Perspectives on Educational Leadership 3
EDDM720 Use of School Data 3
EDDM710 Data Driven Decision Making 3
YEAR 3
EDDI810/820 Supervised Internship (over two semesters) 12
DOCC750 Seminar 1 3
DOCC760 Seminar 2 3
YEAR 4
EDDD910/920 Dissertation Research (over two semesters) 6

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.): Educational Technology

The Ed.D. in Educational Technology is designed for professionals in education or related areas who wish to extend and deepen their knowledge of educational and contemporary issues in the field of educational technology. It also prepares graduates to conduct research related to educational technology focused on improving policy, practice and the overall quality of education in their organizations.

Program Structure:

YEAR 1 COURSE NAME CREDITS
DOCM720 Qualitative Research Methods 3
DOCC730 Educational Technology Foundations 3
DOCC710 Cognition and Technology 3
DOCM730 Quantitative Research Methods 3
DOCC720 Design of Interactive Learning Environments 3
YEAR 2
DOCM710 Mixed Methods Research 3
DOCC770 Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century 3
DOCC740 Issues and Trends in Educational Technology 3
EDDM720 Use of School Data 3
EDDM710 Data Driven Decision Making 3
YEAR 3
EDDI810/820 Supervised Internship (over two semesters) 12
DOCC750 Seminar 1 3
DOCC760 Seminar 2 3
YEAR 4
EDDD910/920 Dissertation Research (over two semesters) 6

Registration and Admissions Office:

  (+971) 02 5099 944 | (+971) 02 5099 839

ECAE Switchboard:

  (+971) 02 5099 999

Email:

  docprograms@ecae.ac.ae

The Admissions office is open from Sunday to Thursday between the hours of 8am to 4pm and is located on the ground floor of the ECAE campus.

Applications are now open for admission for the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Program for the Academic Year 2018- 2019.

To apply for admission, please click here

If you need any assistance with your application, our Admissions Office is available to help applicants. The office is open Sunday to Thursday between the hours of 8am to 4pm and is located on the ground floor of the ECAE campus.
ECAE campus Telephone: (+971) 02 5099 944 | (+971) 02 5099 839

You can also send your inquiry to docprograms@ecae.ac.ae

The application deadline for the Ed.D. Program is as follows:

  • April 15th, 2018 for Early Admissions
    Notification of Acceptance: June 1st, 2018
  • May 31st, 2018
    Notification of Acceptance: July 6th, 2018

It is advisable to submit your complete application as early as possible and not to leave your application until the deadline.

To download Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program brochure, please click here.

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