Doctor of Education
Welcome from the EdD Coordinator
The innovative Doctor of Education (EdD) course at UNE offers established professional educators, with a research background, a pathway to an advanced research qualification in the Education field. Here is the opportunity for you to develop rigorous, theoretically based, advanced competencies as a leader in Education. The EdD is a coursework and research degree positioning you as an innovative and highly qualified leader in the Education profession. It is possible to complete this award in the fully online mode.
UNE's Doctor of Education is increasingly being recognised in Australia and internationally as a path to future development and leadership for all education managers who are seeking a doctoral qualification.
The course work comprises two units (24 credit pts), followed by the dissertation or portfolio component (120 credit pts). The coursework is profession/workplace-based, leading to a research project. If you choose the portfolio, you will have a "linking paper" and inclusions may be written for a variety of audiences. The program is very much designed to allow professionals to tailor aspects of the coursework units and the research portfolio to their particular needs and interests. The Dissertation is also an option.
We believe that our Doctor of Education Program is distinctively professional in the following ways:
- Units are designed to maximise the link between theory and practice.
- The program allows the flexibility of producing a portfolio or a dissertation. This portfolio is envisaged as a series of workplace related research studies connected by a linking paper. The dissertation is also an option.
- We encourage research that is applied. Issues relating to your interest and which are derived from practical experience in your workplace are central to the development of the research proposal. A rigourous, theoretical framework should underpin your research. We offer a structured program of 25 per cent course work and 75 per cent research that provides an opportunity to further develop a scholarly, research foundation to your professional practice.
Our EdD Program caters for busy professionals and is squarely linked into the workplace as the site for professional research. We encourage you to attend the annual Research Conference of The Professions at UNE to connect with other HDR students, share your ideas, build networks of support and benefit from attending other HDR presentations. You are also encouraged to share your research and present your research at any of the various stages of your candidature. There are opportunities to engage in face-to-face sessions with support staff, learning about various analysis tools and data management systems. Meeting with your supervisors is also a productive time.
We encourage you to contact us informally should you require any further information.
Dr Judy Miller