University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Earn your EdD in three.

Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

Responding to the needs of individuals looking to advance their careers, the University of Pittsburgh School of Education offers a Doctor of Education (EdD) program that serves professionals and researchers from various fields through interdisciplinary and practical experiences. The part-time EdD is a three-year cohort-based degree program that accommodates the needs of working professionals through very clear timelines and a hybrid course delivery model, including a one-day orientation, a weeklong intensive on-ramp experience, cross-disciplinary research seminars, and an internship.

The EdD helps graduates advance within their professional careers in educational administration as well as preparing students for careers as faculty within teaching-centered colleges and universities. This is in contrast to our PhD, which is a full-time program that helps to prepare graduates for research-oriented careers and/or working as faculty within research and doctoral granting universities. Get in touch to find out more information now.

Check out our EdD videos, which provide a comprehensive view of the doctoral programs available. Discover why we created the new EdD program, how our programs allow for a work/life balance, the importance of a cohort model, and the benefits of studying with students in other disciplines. Also, if you're trying to choose which doctoral path is the right one, you can also compare with our PhD program. And if you'll be joining us from outside of Pittsburgh, we have a video to give you a better sense of the city and our campus.

Language, Literacy, and Culture - Doctor of Education (EdD)

The Language, Literacy, and Culture (LLC) area of concentration in the EdD program is designed for students who have earned master’s degrees in English, foreign language education or TESOL, literacy, social studies, or early childhood education. Applicants to LLC want to deepen their specialized knowledge in those areas while also developing perspectives related to the interconnection of language, literacy, and culture and its relevance to students and teachers in various settings and cultural contexts.

Candidates take courses that provide opportunities for them to engage in thoughtful and critical analysis of the work of influential theorists and researchers focusing on questions such as:

  • How are dimensions of language, literacy, and culture deeply rooted in broader educational, social, and political contexts?
  • How do theories shape the choice of research questions and methodologies and provide frameworks for analyzing data by scholar-practitioners who conduct research in language, literacy, and culture?

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School of Education
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5500 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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