Education Careers that Require a Graduate Degree

Education Careers--Doctorate in Education (EdD)

With a Psychology degree, what education career options are there with an Doctoral Degree in Education (EdD)?

You may decide to use your Psychology degree to pursue a more hands-on leadership role, especially in education, This could lead to graduate school to earn a Doctorate in Education (EdD). This degree is practically oriented toward candidates pursuing leadership roles in education, government agencies, and nonprofits. That is, those with an EdD  are responsible for the application of education research in the classroom and workplace. Those with an Ed.D. serve as principals in schools, administrative positions at colleges and universities, and as managers with companies and organizations. Like most dotoral degree, earning an EdD will probably take 5 years, with the focus of your curriculum primarily on classroom issue. You will need to check if a school you want to attend offers a tuition waiver and/or a stipend to serve as a Research or Teaching Assistant. 

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Education Careers--PhD in Education

Education Careers--Doctorate in Educational Psychology (PhD)

Can I pursue a PhD in Education with my Psychology degree?

You might decide to use your Psychology degree to move forward into graduate school. One path you can take is to earn a PhD in Education. As with all PhD degrees, this is a research degree, so be prepared to conduct research about education issues (e.g., learning, motivation, technology in the classroom,etc.). Typically, a student earning an Education PhD will focus their research toward a subarea like special education, teacher development, or literacy and reading. Ultimately you can use your PhD degree to obtain a job in higher education, consulting, administration at the K-12 level, and policy making. Remember, a PhD offers greater job opportunities and greater salary than a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

As a PhD degree program, you need to understand that it will require a Master's degree from another school or as part of the PhD program, and that the total time to complete your PhD will be 4 to 6 years. At many schools you do NOT pay tuition. In addition, at many schools you receive a stipend, a form of salary for serving as a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Research Assistant (RA). You will need to check with schools you are applying to in order to see what support you will receive

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Education Careers--EdD in Education