Doctor of Education

Course summary

The Doctor of Education is for experienced teachers and educators seeking a professional doctoral qualification. As an aspiring educational leader, you will apply your professional practices and workplace experience to research that makes a difference to the community and to your classroom or organisation.

The Doctor of Education has three components: a research methodology subject, specialisation subjects in your particular content area, and an in-depth, supervised research project.

The specialisation subjects available include: Adult and Vocational Education, The Early Years, Educational Leadership, Higher Education, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education and Training, Literacy, Physical and Health Education, Special Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Thesis supervision is available in a wide range of specialist areas such as teacher education, sociology of education, professional learning, KLA studies and more.

Course information

Study area

Education, Research

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

215

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

4 years full time, or part time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

087687M

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

A Master of Education with credit average (65% or better), or a Bachelor degree of at least four years' duration with Honours Class II Division 2 in an appropriate area. Candidates must also have completed 3 years' relevant professional experience.

Special Admission Requirements

All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:

  • commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work;
  • contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course; and
  • conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

Students are advised to make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss their project prior to applying for admission.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Credit Transfer

Advanced standing of up to 12 credit points may be awarded to candidates who have completed a Master of Education in a relevant area.

Fees

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $12,432
Full Course Fee: $99,456

The above Course Fee is the amount payable for a study period of four years.

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Entry Requirements

A Master of Education with credit average (65% or better), or a Bachelor degree of at least four years' duration with Honours Class II Division 2 in an appropriate area. Candidates must also have completed 3 years' relevant professional experience.

Special Admission Requirements

All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:

  • commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work;
  • contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course; and
  • conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

Students are advised to make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss their project prior to applying for admission.

Credit Transfer

Advanced standing of up to 12 credit points may be awarded to candidates who have completed a Master of Education in a relevant area.

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $12,432
Full Course Fee: $99,456

Exempt for the normal time limit of the course.

Admission information

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences:
26 February 2018

Applications Close:
Higher Degree Research (HDR) applications can be submitted online at any time.

Session Detail:
Orientation: 21 February 2018 (TBC)
Session: 26 February - 21 June 2018

2018 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences

23 July 2018

Applications Close
29 June 2018. Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Orientation: 16 July 2018
Session: 23 July - 15 November 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Doctor of Education will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate expert, specialized cognitive technical and research skills in a discipline area in education to independently and systematically generate original knowledge and understanding to make a substantial contribution to a discipline and/or professional practice.
  2. Critically reflect on, synthesise and evaluate a substantial and complex body of knowledge at the frontier of a discipline area in education.
  3. Communicate research findings, explaining and critiquing theoretical propositions, methodologies, results and conclusions to peers and to the education community.
  4. Apply detailed knowledge of research, research integrity, ethics and the rights and safety of others, to plan and execute original research in the field of education with autonomy, authoritative judgement, adaptability and responsibility for personal outputs. 

Course Structure

The program for the degree will require successful completion of 192 credit points comprising:

  1. 48 credit points of coursework subjects including:
    1. 24 credit points of research subjects which will provide research preparation for the thesis component of the degree:
      • EDGZ930 Advanced Research Methods in Education
      • EDGZ931 Research Proposal
      • EDGZ932 Advanced Research Seminar
    2. at least 24 credit points selected from the School's postgraduate schedule as listed in the table below.
  2. 144 credit points as a supervised thesis (THES912/924), to be examined externally. This thesis will contribute to two thirds of the total assessment for this award.

Each candidate will be required to select a program of study in consultation with their supervisor(s) and the Head of Postgraduate Studies to ensure that subjects chosen do not duplicate previous graduate work and form a coherent pattern of study.

Candidates will be required to pass all coursework subjects at the first attempt. The coursework component of the program must be completed with an average grade at not less than Credit (65%) level. Students who do not meet this requirement will have their doctoral candidature terminated. 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
THES912 Thesis Part Time 12 Autumn, Spring
or
THES924 Thesis Full Time 24 Autumn, Spring
Plus the following subjects:
EDGZ930 Advanced Research Methods in Education 8 Autumn, Spring
EDGZ931 Research Proposal 8 Autumn, Spring
EDGZ932 Advanced Research Seminar 8 Autumn, Spring
Plus 24cp chosen from the list below:
Adult and Vocational Education or Higher Education
EDGH961 The Global Challenge in Adult, Vocational and Higher Education 6 Autumn
EDGH967 Multiliteracies & Numeracies in Adult, Vocational & Higher Education 6 Spring
EDGH958 Curriculum Design and Evaluation 6 Spring
EDGH959 Teaching for Diversity in Adult, Vocational and Higher Education 6 Spring
The Early Years
EDGY901 Pedagogy, Practice and Play in Early Years 6 Not offered in 2017
EDGY902 Early Years Curriculum Studies 6 Not offered in 2017
EDGY903 Socio-cultural Perspectives in the Early Years 6 Not offered in 2017
EDGY904 Management and Leadership for Early Childhood Professionals 6 Not offered in 2017
EDGY905 Healthy Lifestyles for Pre-School Children: Physical Activity 6 Not offered in 2017
Educational Leadership
EDGL901 Foundations of Educational Leadership 6 Autumn
EDGL903 Introduction to Educational Management 6 Spring
EDGL909 Leadership of Effective Change 6 Autumn
EDGL919 Mentoring Beginning Teachers 6 Autumn
EDGL920 Leading, Developing and Managing People 6 Spring
EDGL922 Law for Educational Leaders 6 Spring
Information and Communication Technology in Education & Training
EDGI900 Introduction to Technology in Education 6 Autumn
EDGI901 Emerging Issues in Educational Technology 6 Not offered in 2017
EDGI902 Instructional Strategies and Design 6 Not offered in 2017
EDGI903 Digital Resource Design 6 Spring
EDGI904 Online Learning and Teaching 6 Spring
EDGI905 Evaluation of Technology-Based Learning 6 Autumn
Literacy
EDGR921 Expanding Literacy Repertoires 6 Spring
EDGR922 Literature for Children and Young People 6 Autumn
EDGR927 Knowing about Language in English K - 106 Spring
EDGR924 Learning Environments for Literacy Development 6 Autumn
EDGR926 Current Issues in English Curriculum and Policy 6 Spring
Physical & Health Education
EDGP924 Young People and Health 6 Not offered in 2017
EDGP930 Theoretical and Practical Bases of Coach Education 6 Not offered in 2017
EDGP934 Cultural Politics of Sport, Leisure and Physical Education 6 Not offered in 2017
EDGP935 Leadership and Management in Physical Education, Sport & Recreation 6 Not offered in 2017
EDGP936 Applied Pedagogy in Physical Education, Phys. Activity & Youth Sport 6 Not offered in 2017
EDGP990 Practicum in a Learning Environment 6 Not offered in 2017
Special Education
EDGS901 Intro. to Inclusive Education: Strategies, Policies and Legislation 6 Autumn
EDGS902 Asses. and Instruction of Students with Learning Difficulties 6 Autumn
EDGS903 Technologies for Students with Special Needs 6 Autumn
EDGS912 Investigating Issues in Special Education/Inclusive Education 6 Autumn, Spring
EDGS914 Assessment and Instruction of Individuals with High Support Needs 6 Spring
EDGS916 Models of Behaviour Management 6 Spring
EDGS918 Approaches to Reading Difficulties: Theories and Strategies 6 Autumn
EDGS920 Language and Communication Difficulties: Theory and Practice 6 Spring
EDGS922 Teaching Gifted Students 6 Autumn
EDGS924 Giftedness in Special Populations 6 Spring
EDGS932 Curriculum for Gifted Learners 6 Spring
EDGS951 Autism and Learning 6 Autumn, Spring
EDGS952 Learning Environments for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum 6 Autumn, Spring
EDGS953 Learning Curriculum and Plans for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum 6 Autumn
EDGS954 Learning Futures for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum 6 Spring
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
EDGT931 Oral Communication and Pedagogy 6 Autumn, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT932 Second Language Literacy 6 Spring
EDGT934 English Pronunciation and Prosody 6 Spring, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT940 Materials and Technology in Second Language Teaching 6 Autumn, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT976 Text and Context 6 Spring
EDGT983 Assessing and Evaluating in TESOL Environments 6 Spring, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT984 Theories of Second Language Learning 6 Autumn, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT985 English in Specific Contexts 6 Spring
Research Methodology & Project Subjects (as required)
EDGZ906 Minor Research Project in Education 6 Autumn, Spring
EDGZ926 Professional Project 12 Not offered in 2017
Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

UOW’s Faculty of Social Sciences has a robust track record in research across a broad range of disciplines. Our passionate and engaged scholars provide a rich environment for the continued development of theoretical and interdisciplinary research.

The UOW School of Education is home to leading academics specialising in a broad range of areas within education. Leading research strengths include the Early Start Research Institute and the Pedagogical Laboratory for Physical Education and Sport. The School also has a long history of interdisciplinary and transformational research supporting the development of individuals, organisations and communities.