Doctoral Degree Programs


The Doctorate of Management, awarded by UCAM, Spain, is designed for executives who want to pursue research or want to lead their organizations towards achieving higher levels of success.

Program Overview

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership is a 60-credit program designed for graduate level educators who are presently teachers or administrators in a school setting or have regular weekly access to a school and classrooms. The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program will provide opportunities for educators to learn and develop skills and strategies in the areas of school management, education law, education finance, and instructional supervision to be an effective leader.

The goal of the program is to develop scholars-practitioners who will learn and practice advanced skills in designing, implementing, and analysing effective research-based strategies in school/district leadership so they can provide active, positive, and effective leadership in the school environment. All students enrolled in the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degree program will demonstrate and apply knowledge and skills related to PSEL and NELP organisation standards.



Though the term for research is 2 years the learner can extend it for 1 more year. An amibtious student can even complete the research in one year also, based on their schedule.

  • Flexible

    24 to 36 months

  • Doctorate


  • Blended Learning

    Live classroom and Live online class.

  • Accreditations

    UCAM, Spain

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Doctoral Degree Programs

Founded in the year 1996, UCAM is a fully accredited European University with a clear mission: to provide students with the knowledge and skills to serve society, to contribute to the further expansion of human knowledge through research and development. UCAM empowers students to develop their own real-world skills. The campus’ top class infrastructure, its labs and studios, allied with practical learning components will prepare students to put their acquired knowledge into action. UCAM is a private Catholic university with 20 years of history and more than 16,000 students and around 1,000 professors, offering 32 prominent European official Bachelor’s, 87 Master’s and 8 doctorate lines of research amongst other prestigious title. UCAM is accredited by ANECA (National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain) The Global Student Satisfaction Awards which empowers students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021 rated UCAM with a score above 4.4 (out of 5). University bettered itself by 500 ranks in research among higher education centres world over, as per Times Higher Education world rankings, 2022.

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Why this Course ?

1 Course

Choosing a course of study that you have a strong inclination to pursue a UK qualifying degree or for a skilled set is a good start in pursuing your educational goals. At ECX, you get a triple power MBA degree.

2 Place of Study

In order to pursue their dream education, the key factor is that the students need ease in accessing the centre and at ECX we come to your nearest city to overcome any challenges faced in commutation or travelling abroad without compromising on the quality of education.

3 Affordable Fee

Quality education abroad is highly expensive. At ECX you get the benefit to enroll for course that is affordable with flexible payment options.

4 Academic Support

You get enrolled to a UK degree, with blended teaching methodology and 360-degree academic assistance through our faculties with international standards for attaining a business management degree.

5 Career Opportunities

You become an industry-ready business professional on completion of the degree as it brings in more of a realistic pursuit, thus transforming you with the better skill sets to approach the career market further.

Course Resources

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Program Details

The Ed.D. requires the completion of a minimum of 60 credits – 51 credits of required courses and 9 credits of electives. (Note: courses are either three credits or six credits).

The Ed.D. prepares educators for advanced professional responsibility and leadership in effectively organizing, planning, implementing, and evaluating staff and programs, addressing diverse school environments, and building and fostering effective learning communities. This course will prepare educators to apply the PSEL and NELP standards in educational leadership practices.

Specifically, the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership will prepare graduates for:

  • Developing skills in leadership and accountability for continuous improvement
  • Providing appropriate programs to meet diverse community, school, staff, and student learning needs
  • Building and maintaining effective professional learning communities where staff can address important issues and solve problems related to equity, opportunity and excellence
  • Inspiring lifelong learning among students and adults
  • Implementing an aligned standards-based curriculum and performance-based assessments to promote the success of all learners
  • Building communication processes in the community and with parents that inform, inspire, and build confidence in working together to achieve school goals
  • Bringing the world into the classroom through a technology-infused and research-based curriculum that prepares all learners to work and live in a global society
  • Recommending supervisory practices based on leadership standards, leadership theories, and critical success factors
  • Identifying characteristics of effective schools and explaining opportunities and strategies for improving schools
  • Identifying and explaining appropriate research-based effective teaching strategies for special education, ESL, and struggling students
  • Outlining resources and processes for data-based decision making for strategic planning and school improvement
  • Developing a plan to implement a professional learning community via a focused culture, climate, and communication strategies in an established school
  • Creating a team leadership supervisory platform that implements your vision for education leadership in terms of duties and responsibilities
  • Determining appropriate approaches to developmental supervision and professional development
  • Explaining pertinent laws related to special needs, discrimination, discipline, and personnel
  • Creating a supervisory plan that implements both clinical supervision and differentiated supervision
  • Explaining the role of the principal in managing school facilities and fiscal management
  • Proposing strategies for community relations, parent involvement, and internal communication
  • Designing a plan for continuous school improvement
  • Planning for the implementation of federal, state, and district policies
  • Implementing specific teacher supervision and evaluation strategies
  • Completing an administrative internship online and onsite in an educational setting that demonstrates PSEL and NELP standards
  • Completing an action research dissertation demonstrating research and analysis skills related to a pertinent educational topic

Technical Courses

EDA509D Essential Instructional Skills for Administrators

EDA519D Understanding Child and Adolescent Development

EDA5291D Seminar in Curriculum Design Issues

EDA5292D Seminar in Standards and Assessments

EDA539D Introduction to Special Needs

EDA572D Foundations of ESL

EDA5891D Seminar in Personnel Management

EDA599D Principles of Continuous Improvement

General Courses

EDA549D Principles of School Leadership and Management OR EDA5491D Seminar in Principal Leadership

EDA559D Legal Issues in Education OR EDA5591D Seminar in Legal Issues

EDA569D Understanding Education Finance OR EDA5691D Seminar in School Finance

EDA600D International Virtual Leadership Residency

EDA649D Advanced Leadership and Effective Decision Making

EDA679D Foundations of American Education

Comprehensive Exam – Proctored

Applied General Education Courses

EDA709D Online Internship for Educational Leaders

EDA710D Onsite Internship for Educational Leaders

EDA718D Advanced Research Methods

EDA719D Action Research Proposal

EDA720D Action Research Project/Dissertation

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