The EdD programme is designed with working professionals in mind, providing a flexible and convenient approach to further study. Undertaking an EdD will enable you to generate new knowledge to advance educational practice and policy in Aotearoa New Zealand and other contexts.
A Doctor of Education degree has the same status as a PhD. The EdD is a unique, cohort-based doctoral programme where students work with cohort lecturers for the first two years and then with their own research supervisors, who have knowledge and expertise in their area of study and a range of research methods.
In 2021, the Doctor of Education programme will have two cohorts, with two specialised themes. The cohort beginning in Semester One will be led by Te Puna Wānanga, the School of Māori and Indigenous Education and the cohort beginning in Semester Two will be led by the School of Learning, Development and Professional Practice.
The Semester One programme is designed to attract motivated Māori, Pacific, indigenous and other postgraduate educationists and researchers who wish to do educational research by, for, with or in relation to Māori, Pacific and other indigenous groups.
The Semester Two programme is designed for educators and professionals who have an interest in assessment and self-regulated learning, that supports learning and teaching.