EdD 2022 Virtual Orientation

The School of Education proudly welcomed its incoming cohort of the Doctor of Education (EdD) program on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. in a Zoom-based virtual orientation. This website includes information on the orientation schedule, welcome videos from school leaders, summer course information, and important documents for new students.

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Akiva, EdD program director, at tomakiva@pitt.edu.

Table of Contents

  1. Orientation Schedule and Event Recording
  2. Welcome Videos
  3. Summer Course Information
  4. Document Library

Orientation Schedule and Event Recording

SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2022

9:30 AM - Program Overview
10:10 AM - Student Services Presentation
10:30 AM - EdD Student Panel
11:00 AM - Introduction to summer courses
11:15 AM - Major-specific breakout meetings
Noon - Orientation concludes

** You may view a video recording of the full orientation session by clicking here**


Welcome Videos

Pitt Education Dean Valerie Kinloch


Pitt Education EdD Director Tom Akiva


Summer Course Information

Once you have accepted your offer and matriculated, you should register for two summer courses:

  • EDUC 3001 Practitioner Inquiry 1 
  • EDUC 3002 Foundations 1

Instructions on course registration are available here

Additional information about the courses is available in the Summer Course Overview (PDF)

Read before the first class (all available on Canvas)

  • Syllabus (available by end-of-April)
  • EdD Handbook
  • Bryk et al. (2015) - Preface and Introduction
  • Kinloch et al. (2021)
  • Perry (2015)

Complete before the first class (all available on Canvas)

  • Flipgrid introductions
  • APA Tutorial
  • Academic Integrity/Plagiarism Tutorial
  • IRB Certification: Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher
  • IRB Certification: Social & Behavioral Research - Responsible Conduct of Research

Document Library