The professional Doctor of Education (EdD) is designed to meet the specific needs of working professionals. If you work in education, training, learning or development in the health, justice, social services or education sectors, then this part-time doctoral programme is a perfect option, being part time for two years followed by two years full time or a further four years part time.
The EdD programme is a cohort-based doctoral programme. Students study as a cohort with cohort lecturers for the first two years and then work with their own research supervisors who have knowledge and expertise in their area of study and a range of research methods.
The programme uses common principles and design concepts that build on professional education standards and competencies for educators and educational leaders.
This doctoral programme is aimed at training highly equipped and relevant educators and future leaders who will have a significant impact on New Zealand’s educational needs and beyond.
The University of Auckland is the only New Zealand university to be a member of CPED (the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate), a global consortium of over 80 colleges and schools of education committed to generating new knowledge and scholarship about educational practice. As a student you will benefit from this network of global universities working together to design a professional world-class doctoral degree.