Within a maximum deadline of 48 months (both for students with and without scholarship), the title of Doctor in Education will be granted to students who:
- I) obtain approval in the curricular activities carried out;
- II) complete the minimum number of credits required by the Program (30);
III) are approved in reading proficiency in two modern foreign languages: German, Spanish, French, English, Italian;
- IV) are approved in public session of thesis proposal defense (equivalent to the qualifying examination), in accordance with article 29 of this Statute;
- V) present an approved thesis, in Portuguese, Spanish, or English, in accordance with this Statute and Resolutions 114/2014, 115/2014, and 007/2015 of UFRGS Graduate Studies Committee;
- VI) obtain the approval of the final version of the thesis, incorporating the recommendations of the Examination Board;
VII) are up to date with the Library System of UFRGS and with possible reports of activities developed in the Program;
VIII) prove the publication or acceptance of a bibliographic production, according to specific regulation (Resolution 01/2015).
The curriculum is designed by the students along with their advisor, seeking the theoretical training and the specific issues of their thesis proposal. To be approved in the subjects, seminars, research practices, and directed readings, students must have concepts A, B, or C in each one, totalizing 30 credits.
The Doctor’s student, for the fulfillment of the 30 credits required, can appropriate:
- I) up to 20 credits attended in the Master’s Degree Program, according to the specificity of the field of Education;
II) up to 10 credits attended as external student – PEC Program – PPGEdu;
III) up to 10 credits in subjects of Graduate Programs attended outside PPGEdu;
III) up to 08 credits in articles published during the program;
IV) up to 02 credits for teaching internship in higher education, provided it is not mandatory.
The thesis projects are examined on completeness (in the field of knowledge in which they are inserted) and in depth (in the light of the theories of reference); they are also assessed from the point of view of research object construction, research design, methodological adequacy, bibliographic sources, schedule, and feasibility.