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Doctor of Education (EdD) (Specialised Area - Special Education) The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)

Hong Kong

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Summary

Programme Aims and Objectives

The EdD programme is aimed at experienced educators and professionals in education settings who aspire to extend their expertise in a particular Specialized Area, and their professional knowledge in a broad range of educational contexts through core courses.

Upon the completion of the Programme, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an expert knowledge, understanding and competence in the Specialized Area and in the larger educational context;
  • generate appropriate theoretical frameworks to address, analyse and propose innovative approaches to a broad range of educational issues;
  • develop insights into research trends in the Specialized Area and demonstrate readiness to contribute to the professional literature in that field;
  • effectively communicate concepts and theories within the Specialized Area to an audience of peers both locally and internationally;
  • analyse educational policies, processes or practices from different perspectives critically; and
  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of ethical practices within the Specialized Area.

Special Education

The special education EdD will involve four independent study courses with the emphasis and application of knowledge and skills pertaining to learners with special educational needs. Each independent study course will link carefully to the candidates proposed area of study. The independent study areas will emphasize and demonstrate research skills and enable individuals to pursue their own interest within the broad framework of special education.

Specialized courses

  • Critical Literature Review in Special Education
  • Policies & Practices in Special Education
  • International Perspectives in Special Education
  • Evaluating Effective Special Education Support

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Doctor of Education (EdD) (Specialised Area - Special Education).

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

HK$120,000.00 (11,27,880) per year

HK $5,000 per credit, i.e: HK $360,000 for the 72-credit point of EdD programme, which is provisional and subject to adjustment.

From

Aug, Jan

Venue

The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)

Tai Po Campus,

10 Lo Ping Road,

Tai Po, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants should normally hold a Master’s degree in the discipline of education or a cognate field relevant to their chosen Specialized Area, plus four years’ professional experience. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a high standard of competence in spoken and written English. Applicants with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a university where the programme was not taught and assessed in English are normally required to demonstrate competency through one of the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.5 with no subtest lower than 6.0; or
  • a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test) ; or
  • other equivalent qualifications.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.