Program Overview

Available Programs:

  • 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

Skilled professionals willing to make effectual use of their industry knowhow to assess, integrate and implement existing knowledge in exclusive ways pertinent to their professional field, must pursue our Professional Doctorate Certificate in Education, a doctoral-level degree for experienced professionals. The autonomous research phase is what sets the professional doctoral programs apart from PhD degrees.

The Online Professional Doctorate Certificate in Education recognizes one’s practical work experience and mastery of areas, such as curriculum and instruction, education, educational administration, educational psychology, special education, teaching, learning & development etc. Consequently, the doctoral research focuses primarily on applying the existing theories and knowledge to one’s area of work to strengthen professional practice and qualify them for top positions within the industry. Whereas, PhD students focus on developing new ideas, perspectives, and theories that add to the body of knowledge in that field.

Admission Requirement

  • Admission to the Professional Doctorate is open to trainees from all disciplines
  • Recognised Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in any field or equivalent level
  • Life Experience 10+ years
  • English Level – IELTS Level 6.0 or equivalent


Here we present different payment options available. Payments can be made via Online Bank Transfer, Credit Card, PayPal or Cash at our Global Centres.

Total fee

  • 2800 USD – If paying from USA or paying in USD
  • 2400 GBP – If paying from UK or EU
  • 100000 Thai Baht – If paying in Asia
  • 2,10,000 INR – If paying in India

All fees include tax.

Fees include all: Program of study, LMS access, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma and transcript. Courier charges apply for Diploma and Transcript dispatch to your country. Certificate Notary and Apostille charges are separate from USA. Please check with your admission adviser for more details.

Refund Policy

  • Once willing candidates register for a course, they are responsible for dropping any course they decide not to attend.
  • Once candidates have enrolled in the program and 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
  • Read all Terms and Conditions before making payments
  • Processing of refunds make take up to 3 months

Mode of Learning

The program is conducted entirely in an online learning mode.

What does a Professional Doctorate encompass?

A noteworthy variance in the presentation of a professional doctorate is that there is no necessity for increased subject-specific training as one would already be a subject matter expert with years of experience.

ACT’s professional Doctorate comprises the following stages:

  • Complete the Point Based Application form to check your eligibility
  • Coursework 1 – Steps in Research Design (Reading materials) along with 2 mandatory webinars – 30 ECTS
  • Coursework 2 – Understanding Education as a Discipline* (mandatory webinar) – 30 ECTS
  • Complete a Research Paper of 15,000 words – 90 ECTS
  • A live online defense in front of a panel – 30 ECTS

*Through the course work, one will become familiar with the theoretical problems relevant to their professional field and reflect on how they can integrate these into their research project.

Disclaimer: ACT - EIU Professional Doctorate programmes are coursework based and are DIFFERENT from that offered by EIU-Paris PD, which is an Honorary Type Awards programme.


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

Disclaimer: ACT - EIU Professional Doctorate programmes are coursework based and are DIFFERENT from that offered by EIU-Paris PD, which is an Honorary Type Awards programme.

Awarding Body

  • Professional Doctorate will be conferred by The European International University (EIU– Paris).
  • Students will also receive a Letter of Completion from Asian College of Teachers (ACT).
  • European International University is a private higher education establishment authorized by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education, Research, and Innovation, in accordance to and in compliance with the French Education Act: Code de l’Education Articles L 444-1 to 444-11 and R 444-1 to 444-28.

Focus of the Course

  • 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
  • Emphasis 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: Up to 3 years

During Online Professional Doctorate Certificate in Education, the focus needs to be on:

  • Assessing the current state of knowledge regarding one’s 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 research findings

Disclaimer: ACT - EIU Professional Doctorate programmes are coursework based and are DIFFERENT from that offered by EIU-Paris PD, which is an Honorary Type Awards programme.

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