The EdD degree at the Pitt School of Education consists of 90 credits. However, students will transfer 30 credits of qualified coursework from a master's program to the program. That reduces the amount of your required new credits to 60 credits.
|Core Courses||24 credits|
|Guidance in Scholarly Practice||18 credits|
|Area of Concentration (ARCO)||12 credits|
|Supervised Practitioner Inquiry||3 credits|
|Laboratory of Practice||3 credits|
|Total Credits||60 credits|
Core Courses (24 credits)
- These courses provide an interdisciplinary perspective and are designed by faculty members from across the Pitt School of Education.
- Foundations courses (12 credits) equip you with the knowledge and competencies to develop into a leader-scholar-practitioner through a focus on leadership, organizational development, and policy/practice
- Practitioner Inquiry Courses (12 credits) develop your expertise in information-collection methods related to your research (e.g. data collection, surveys, interview techniques, and framing techniques)
Guidance in Scholarly Practice (18 credits)
- The scholarly practice project addresses a problem or dilemma directly related to your academic and professional fields.
Area of Concentration (12 credits)
- These courses will help you develop specialized knowledge in your area of concentration (ARCO).
Supervised Practitioner Inquiry (3 credits)
- This doctoral inquiry seminar is led by a group of faculty members and is focused on developing deep knowledge in your area of interest
Laboratory of Practice (3 credits)
- This course will allow you to choose to complete one of three different experiences: a job-embedded, aspirant, or global studies experience