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Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD)
REASONS FOR CHOOSING THIS PROGRAMME
Doctorate from a Top International University
Supervised by a top academics team
The candidates’ progress is annually reviewed by a team of senior experts with relative academic experience.
Emphasis on employability
The programme combines theory, research and practice training.
Students have the opportunity to collaborate with educational institutes of the public and private sector.
Ability to fully study in Greek.
Accreditation of professional qualifications, according to current provisions as set out by the applicable legislation and the Ministry of Education.
The Professional Doctorate in Education, at Metropolitan College is addressed to a plethora of graduates and professionals in Education who wish to develop academically and professionally in the Education sector, by conducting an original research of the highest quality.
The programme brings together the three pillars of the main training in the field: academic education, research training and personal/professional development.
A major advantage of the Professional Doctorate in Education is that it greatly emphasizes on the employability of graduates, throughout their presence and collaboration with public and private educational institution.
This process enables students to improve critical thinking and critical synthesis abilities.
The EdD is a five-year, part-time modular programme with an accompanying thesis, specifically directed to professional development in education through research. It consists of two stages. In Stage One, four compulsory modules are studied and assessed over a two-year period (language of delivery: Greek). Once the research stage of the course has reached progression, the candidate is annually reviewed by academics and professionals with expertise. This team is independent of the candidate’s supervisory team.
In Stage Two, students complete, submit and present their research thesis by oral examination (language of delivery: English).
The examination of the research component of the Doctor of Education has two stages: firstly, the submission and preliminary assessment of the research; and secondly its defense.
MODULES PER SEMESTER
- Semester A Critically Engaging with literature
- Semester B Researcher Positionality in Educational Research
- Semester A Research methodology – perspectives on research
- Semester B Integrating theory, research and ethical practice – Moving towards Registration
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
The Professional Doctorate in Education, prepares graduates and professionals in Education for a career with lasting impact on students or on the future of a college or university.
An EdD signals to employers that graduates are thought leaders; that they are an educator who demonstrates the capacity to identify a problem, examine issues from multiple perspectives, and offer relevant insights for practical solutions. With their doctorate in hand, graduates are prepared to take on a leadership role across a variety of educational institutions that include:
- primary (kindergarten & elementary schools) and secondary education
- special education schools
- examination organizations
- policy-related institutions
- non Profit organizations
- child support structures
- creative activities centres
They can also work as consultants in companies and special committees where the presence and participation of education specialists is deemed necessary (hospitals, rehabilitation centres etc.).
The Professional Doctorate in Education is addressed to a plethora of graduates and professionals in Education or Humanities, who wish to pursue a career in the administrative sector of Education.
Documents for Registration:
- Master’s Degree
- Minimum of three years’ experience on professional practice in education
- Certification in the English language (IELTS with a minimum of 6.5 or equivalent for the English programme, that must have been undertaken no more than two years prior to application to be considered as a validate proof of ability)
- A 1500-2000 word research proposal
The evaluation of the above supporting documents is completed during the personal interview of the candidates. At least two members of academic staff will review each application before a decision is made. Potential students will then be invited for interview to discuss their application and their research proposal.