Regulations - Education And Social Work


The Degree of Doctor of Education – EdD

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations, including the General Regulations for Named Doctorates and the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Preamble

1 a A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Education is required to pursue an approved programme of advanced study and research as an enrolled student of the University.

b It is expected that this programme will usually be completed within four to six years from the date of registration.

c The Degree of Doctor of Education is awarded for a formal and systematic exposition of a coherent programme of advanced research work carried out over the period of registration for the degree, which in the opinion of the examiners and the Board of Graduate Studies satisfies all of the following criteria:

(i) is an original contribution to scholarship relating to professional practice in the field of Education

and

(ii) meets internationally recognised standards for such work

and

(iii) demonstrates a knowledge of the literature relevant to the subject of the thesis, and the ability to exercise critical and analytical judgement of it

and

(iv) is satisfactory in its methodology, in the quality and coherence of its written expression, and in its scholarly presentation and format.

d The thesis may not, without prior permission of the Board of Graduate Studies, exceed 100,000 words in total.

e If the core of the thesis comprises a series of published or unpublished research papers and/or case studies, the candidate must be the lead or sole author of each paper or case study and must provide a contextual framework and concluding discussion. The range and focus of this material shall generally correspond with the introductory and concluding chapters of a thesis. The thesis must be presented in a consistent format, citation style and typeface.

f If the core of the thesis does not comprise a series of published or unpublished research papers and/or case studies, a candidate may still include within their thesis published or unpublished research papers and/or case studies, provided that the candidate was the lead or sole author of each paper or case study. The thesis must be presented in a consistent format, citation style and typeface.

g In the case of published or unpublished research papers and/or case studies that the candidate has contributed to but is not the sole or lead author of, the candidate may report in the thesis their contribution to the research with due reference to the original paper and/or case study. The thesis must be presented in a consistent format, citation style and typeface.

h All material which is not the original work of the author of the thesis must:

(i) be fully and appropriately attributed

or

(ii) if a substantial part of another work, only be reproduced with the written permission of the copyright owner of the other work.

i All research for the thesis is to be conducted in accordance with the University of Auckland Guidelines for the Conduct of Research.

Eligibility

2 A candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Education is required to have:

a (i) completed the requirements for the award of either the Degree of Master of Education or the Degree of Master of Arts in Education with First Class or Second Class (First Division) Honours at the University of Auckland

or

(ii) completed the requirements for the award of either the Degree of Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (Honours) or the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Education with First Class or Second Class (First Division) Honours at the University of Auckland

or

(iii) completed the requirements for the award of a qualification that the Board of Graduate Studies considers to be equivalent to one of the prerequisite qualifications specified in Regulations 2a(i) and (ii)

and

b demonstrated an ability to pursue doctoral level research in the field of Education as typically indicated by the assessment of the equivalent of 30 points or more of independent research work

and

c had at least two years’ professional experience in education or in another professional area considered comparable by the Board of Graduate Studies.

Admission

3 Every candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Education must have applied for admission and been admitted to the University of Auckland.

Duration and Total Points Value

4 a A candidate enrolled for this degree must follow an approved two-part programme with a total value of 360 points.

b Candidates must complete the requirements for Part I within two successive part-time years, unless permitted additional time by the Board of Graduate Studies under Regulation 8.

c After completing Part I candidates must complete the requirements for Part II within two full-time or four part-time years, unless permitted to do otherwise by the Board of Graduate Studies under Regulation 8.

Registration

5 a Registration and all conditions pursuant to it shall be determined in accordance with Regulation 2 of the General Regulations for Named Doctorates.

b The following provisional goals are required of all candidates for this degree:

(i) completion of EDPROFST 844 Research Portfolio

(ii) completion of a literature review to the satisfaction of the main supervisor

(iii) approval of a full thesis proposal by the appropriate postgraduate committee

(iv) presentation of the proposal and/or work in progress to an appropriate forum

(v) completion of the standard doctoral milestone goals relating to induction, English language, academic integrity and health and safety prescribed by the Board of Graduate Studies upon commencement of the registration.

c Further provisional goals may be added as per Regulation 2 of the General Regulations for Named Doctorates and as required after the commencement of registration as per Regulation 4a of the General Regulations for Named Doctorates.

Structure and Content

6 a A candidate enrolled for this degree must pass Parts I and II as follows:

(i) Part I: 120 points from EDPROFST 844 Research Portfolio

(ii) Part II: 240 points from EDPROFST 897 Thesis.

b A candidate must complete the requirements of Part I to the satisfaction of the supervisor and external examiner before commencing Part II.

Reviews of Registration

7 Reviews of registration will be made in accordance with Regulation 3 of the General Regulations for Named Doctorates.

Changes to the Conditions of Registration

8 Changes to supervision, extensions of time, and suspension or termination of registration will be made according to Regulation 4 of the General Regulations for Named Doctorates.

Enrolment and Fees

9 Enrolment and payment of fees will be determined according to Regulation 5 of the General Regulations for Named Doctorates.

Submissions

10 The submission process will follow that of Regulation 8 of the Statute for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy 2016.

Examinations

11 The examination process will follow that of Regulation 9 of the Statute for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy 2016, except that:

a examiners will be requested to assess the thesis according to the criteria of Regulation 1(c) of these regulations

and

b the Board of Graduate Studies will normally appoint the Doctor of Education Adviser as the Head of Department nominee on the Examination Committee (and who will participate in the Oral Examination), as described in the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Statute, for all Doctor of Education examinations.

Variations

12 In exceptional circumstances the Board of Graduate Studies may approve a personal programme which does not conform with these regulations.

Appeals

13 Appeals regarding the examination process or decisions of the Board of Graduate Studies must be made according to Regulation 6 of the General Regulations for Named Doctorates.

Dispute Resolution Procedures

14 Disputes are to be resolved in accordance with Regulation 7 of the General Regulations for Named Doctorates.

Transitional Arrangements

15 a These regulations came into force on 1 January 2016. The 2006 regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Education were thereby repealed.

b For a candidate initially registered under earlier regulations for this degree the Board of Graduate Studies may agree to vary the application of the provisions of this statute to ensure consistency with the provisions of the regulations under which the candidate was enrolled where it is satisfied that the candidate would otherwise be at a disadvantage.

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