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Curriculum Overview

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 tools for improvement in complex systems. Within these courses, you also will develop your plans for your third-year Dissertation in Practice.

The scholarly practice project addresses a problem or dilemma directly related to your academic and professional fields.

These courses will help you develop specialized knowledge in your major.

This course helps you complete your second milestone, a review of scholarship that helps inform your problem of practice and potential solutions for it.

This course will allow you to choose to complete one of three different experiences: a job-embedded, aspirant, or global studies experience.

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