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If you are a professional in the field of education you will know the value of formal qualifications. You may have already reinforced your expertise by earning a master's degree and now seek further opportunities to advance in your education career. A PhD in Education will open new doors and enable you to advance to the most senior positions in education.
You should first consider the area in which you wish to specialize. Curriculum and instruction, leadership, and educational administration are typical fields of doctoral study.
You may study for a doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree or for a doctor of education (EdD) degree. A PhD will generally focus more on specialized research and theory than an EdD. You will combine coursework in advanced topics with research and submission of a doctoral thesis.
You should be able to study for a PhD in Education while keeping your present job. Online programs are also available to offer you flexibility in co-coordinating your program, work, and lifestyle needs.
Armed with your PhD in Education you will be able to rise to senior and supervisory positions in education. You will be qualified to determine policy and provide leadership in your area of expertise and can expect to fill positions with higher pay and prestige. The outlook for employment in the teaching sector is good, although demand may vary by locality and specialization. The best jobs will be open to the best-qualified candidates and your PhD in Education will put you among the front runners