The UCF Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education provides students a critical understanding of collaborative work in k-12 and higher education administration, educational policy and technical education.

Fully committed to bridging the gap between practice and theory, faculty members work with students in and outside the classroom to explore research according to student interests and generate scholarship with a real-world impact.

Learn more about the programs our department offers.

In the News

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UCF Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Student Leads Orange County School to Prestigious Environmental Status

Amanda Ferguson played a critical role in helping Arbor Ridge K-8 School secure a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School designation...
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UCF Learning Pod Program Provides Learning Resources, Campus Experience for Local Middle Schoolers

The culminating event of an after-school learning pod program led by an educational leadership lecturer brought middle school students from around Central Florida to campus for a day...
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UCF Graduate Programs Climb in U.S. News Rankings, Highlighting Research Excellence and Community Impact

UCF’s emergency management program ranks No. 2 in the country, and graduate programs in education, engineering and nursing climbed in this year’s U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings...


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