The EdD degree at the Pitt School of Education consists of 90 credits. Of that total, a student is required to transfer 30 credits of qualified coursework from a master's program into the program. That reduces the amount of your required new credits to 60 credits. Students must have earned a B grade or better on each of their master's courses in order for the credits to qualify.
|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 as a leader and scholar-practitioner through topics such as today’s educational landscape, equity and justice, policy, and change.
- Practitioner Inquiry Courses (12 credits) introduce and develop your expertise in improvement science and associated techniques.
- Area of Concentration Courses (12 credits) are based on your area of concentration.
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