The Doctor in Education (D.Ed.) being run by the School of Education in Trinity College is designed primarily to meet the needs of professionals within the Irish education system. It allows them to pursue doctoral level study in a structured manner which has informed professional practice as its primary focus. The programme is not intended to compete with the traditional PhD, but represents a different route to developing both domain specific knowledge and a high level of competence and expertise in undertaking research.
The programme is offered in three areas only, one of which is Guidance & Counselling: