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 serves professionals from various fields through interdisciplinary and practical experiences.

The STEM area of concentration is intended for teachers and educators who desire the skills and credentials needed to advance their practice-oriented careers. It offers a rigorous theoretical and practical orientation for scholar practitioners aspiring to become leaders in K-12 schools and institutions of higher learning, in positions such as district STEM curriculum supervisor, faculty member at a teaching-focused university, director of STEM education in informal education settings (e.g., environmental education center), or district leader in the STEM fields of science or mathematics.