Our students are challenged to change the world of education through our world-class programs. You have the opportunity to pursue degree and certificate programs that not only advance your career but put you at the cutting-edge of innovation in education. We are guided by our commitment to equity and justice as we seek to ignite learning for all students.
The Pitt School of Education is the #1-ranked public school of education in Pennsylvania (U.S. News & World Report). Our excellence in education is inspired by our mission-vision, which is to ignite learning and to work for equity and justice in education. We are committed to learning that is intertwined with health, wellness, and human development. We teach. We lead. We are the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh.
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 prepares you to be a leader in pre-K–12 schools, institutions of higher education, community-based organizations, research institutes, government agencies, or health and human services agencies.
Our PhD is a full-time program and focuses on research-based careers. Students will participate in research apprenticeships, assist their faculty advisors in activities such as conceptualizing research projects, collecting and analyzing data, and writing for grants as well as publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Many training experiences occur during the day, such as required courses, brown bag and colloquia meetings, research meetings with advisors and project teams, and collecting and analyzing research, making it possible only as a full-time degree. http://www.education.pitt.edu/FutureStudents/DoctoralProg...