Welcome to the College of Community Innovation and Education. We are a unique college that brings together scholars, students, alumni and staff members from various academic disciplines to work with members of local, national and international communities to address the most pressing and complex social issues of our time. Our college fosters academic excellence, student success, research innovation and partnerships through our diverse collection of programs in counselor education and school psychology, criminal justice, educational leadership and higher education, health management and informatics, learning sciences and educational research, legal studies, public administration, and teacher education.

The college is located on the main campus and UCF Downtown and is home to over 8,300 undergraduate and graduate students. We offer undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs, including minors and certificates, designed to be responsive to community needs. To meet the preferences of today’s students, we offer courses and degree programs with face-to-face, hybrid and fully online options. Our faculty members, who have a broad range of teaching and research expertise, prepare students to become practitioners, leaders and researchers who positively impact the people and communities they serve.

Several of our graduate programs consistently rank within the top 50 in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate Programs with our Emergency and Crisis Management program being the highest-ranked program at UCF. Through our established partnerships, our students spent over 500,000 hours teaching, serving and researching this past year with agencies, clinics, nonprofits, industry and schools in Central Florida and beyond.

I invite you to explore our website, learn about our academic programs and initiatives, meet our faculty members, and discover the robust learning opportunities available to our students.

Dean Grant Hayes

B. Grant Hayes, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Community Innovation and Education