Doctor of Education program has been developed for SCPU Business School
as a research based degree. It fulfils the membership requirements
of the Faculty of Technology, Management and Applied Sciences Guild (FTMAS) with admission into
the International Guild of Academicians (IGA) at the grade of Professional
Member (Pr MIGA).
admitted into the program will also have to apply to the FTMAS for
admission into the Guild at an appropriate grade prior graduation..
program is based on an in depth researched study in any field of endeavor
in education, special education, education management, education development,
and many other areas in education. Students must prepare a dissertation
in the usual style and format of not less than 90,000 words (200 to
250 pages). However, before work starts, students must present a rationale
of their proposed work as well as the literature and research methods
planned to cover the field of study completely.
the Doctor of Philosophy focuses on the development of new sciences
in the appropriate field of endeavor, the Doctor of Education is focusing
on the implementation, improvement and development of systems, methods
or means of using the knowledge in particular areas that currently
All graduate students must observe the Following Steps before
commencing work on their dissertation.
The dissertation topic must be approved by the faculty supervisor.
2. A proposal and synopsis, general layout, contents, research sources,
etc. must be presented for comments and approval.
3. All outstanding work or coursework must be completed before the
presentation of the dissertation proposal.
the foregoing steps have been complied with, drafts of sections/parts
of the dissertation must be presented for comments and approval. Where
required the supervising professor will give the guidance to the student
and instructions to make improvements and changes.
Completion - Compulsory Units
The areas below are included into the studentís research area and
are assignment based mini theses in the area covered by the proposed
research topic of the student. Each area requires a mini thesis of
8,000 words and each study area must have a bearing on the overall
research field of the studentís dissertation for the degree program.
Education Management and Development Ė based on the students
research topic 6 credits
DEM7021 Special Education development - based on
the students research topic 6 credits
DEM7022 Education in Society - based on the students
research topic 6 credits
DEM7005 Education Research and Development - based
on the students research topic 6 credits
DEM7003 Research Methods 6 credits
DEM7004 Research Methodology: Data collection
and related numerical analysis 6 credits
Course Completion: Dissertation 24 credits
TOTAL 60 credits
are advised to follow the guidelines as set-out in the Student Handbook
for the writing of theses and assignments. After approval from the
Course Director, they may start to write their dissertation or project.
Courses DEM7002, DEM7003, form the basis of their proposed dissertation
or project completion because collected have collected data, information
etc that they intend to use. The work done, research undertaken, data
collected, quantitative considerations etc., with reference to these
two courses above will now be practically applied to complete the
dissertation or project. Students are advised to follow instructions
and advice given by their mentor and present their work as directed.
following points must be observed:
Insight - As
evidenced by an ability to understand and appreciate issues relating
to the project.
Drive - As evidenced by diligence and tenacity.
Creativity - As evidenced by ingenuity and imagination
Organization - As evidenced by ability to plan and
to allocate priorities
Communication - As evidenced by an ability to express
ideas clearly and successfully
The project plan will be assessed by the mentor and examination panel.
The final report will be assessed by the faculty advisor.
Objectives: It is impractical to specify in advance the exact objectives
which are to be met during the examination of the project, however
these should afford students the following opportunities:
1 Assessment of the understanding of a phenomenon and or the procedure
available to achieve a desired objective.
2 Relevant to his particular understanding thus to be able to select
the knowledge or procedures most appropriate to his specific purpose
so as to make it applicable. To define one problem from a given situation,
thereafter to decide which (if there are more than one) are to be
pursued to assign them relative priorities and to develop strategies
by which the problem may be solved.
3 To implement these strategies to re-define each problem as more
is learned of its true nature.
4 To work with time and financial constraints, to take decisions on
the basis of incomplete information, to prepare, submit and defend
a coherent ordered report.
courses are administered by the Faculty of Technology, Management and Applied Sciences Guild (FTMAS) on behalf of SCPU Business School.