Higher Education and Policy Studies, PhD
The Higher Education track in the Education PhD program is designed for applicants who have extensive experience as administrators or staff in post-secondary institutions who want to pursue careers as scholars and leaders. A doctoral degree in this track will broaden the analytical skills necessary to contribute to the advancement of the field of higher education through research, administration and teaching. The students in this program are considered future leaders interested in intensive study of the organizational and policy issues influencing the diverse sector comprising contemporary American post-secondary education.
PhD curriculum has been revised effective fall 2016. Students who were admitted prior to this point that want to change their catalog (plan of study) may do so by contacting their advisor and completing the required steps.
The Program Coordinator for this program is Dr. Kathleen P. King.
Higher Education, EdD
The Higher Education track in the Educational Leadership EdD program has been designed to broaden the administrative knowledge and skills of higher education professionals who bring to the program a prior discipline specialization. Student admitted to the program are typically employed in teaching, research and administrative positions in community colleges and universities or education related agencies.
EdD curriculum has been revised effective fall 2016. Students who were admitted prior to this point that want to change their catalog (plan of study) may do so by contacting their advisor and completing their required steps.
The Program Coordinator for this program is Dr. Kathleen P. King.
Higher Education - Student Personnel, MA
The Higher Education – Student Personnel track in the Educational Leadership MA program is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in student personnel administration in higher education and education-related fields, and does not fulfill state certification requirements. This track considers new applications for fall semester admission only.
Higher Education - College Teaching and Leadership, MA
The Higher Education – College Teaching and Leadership track in the Educational Leadership MA program is designed for individuals planning to teach at the community college level and neither requires state certification for admission nor prepares candidates for state teacher certification.
Graduate students can pursue the Master of Arts in College Teaching and Leadership with a specialization in English, Mathematics, one of the Sciences, and one of the Social Sciences.
Career and Technical Education, MA
This program prepares students pursuing careers in career and technical education to attain the highest degree of competence possible in their chosen field. The program places emphasis on the intellectual growth of each student using research based effective teaching techniques, scholarly learning, laboratory-field experience, and leadership development. The program is devoted to articulating with the secondary and post-secondary schools, vocational/technical centers, community colleges, universities, military, and professional organizations in an effort to improve the quality of instructional personnel.
The Career and Technical Education (MA) may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.
Academic Advising, Graduate Certificate
The academic advising graduate certificate prepares professionals entering the field of academic advising to expand their knowledge of topics relevant to academic advising. Topics include learning theory, student development theory, retention theories, diversity issues, career development, and leadership in higher education. All students will complete a practical internship. The program also provides a benefit to practicing academic advisors, administrators and faculty interested in becoming more knowledgeable in these areas.
College Teaching and Leadership, Graduate Certificate
The graduate certificate in College Teaching and Leadership is designed to prepare individuals to become campus leaders at all organizational levels in community colleges, including the classroom. The program consists of five graduate courses that cover all facets of community college education. The courses are available online in a web-based format.
Admission is open to those with a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution. An online application is required for admission consideration. Students may choose to apply to the MA program upon completion of the graduate certificate.
Housing and Residence Life, Graduate Certificate
The housing and residence life leadership graduate certificate is designed to prepare individuals to become leaders and professionals in the residence life profession. It will expand their knowledge of topics relevant to residence life including student development theory, student personnel services, the first-year college experience, diversity issues, and legal and ethical issues in student services.
Student Athlete Support Services, Graduate Certificate
This certificate is designed to assist entry level and current professionals to better perform associated duties in the various athletic academic content areas. Emphasis is on the development and expansion of student-athlete services to enhance academic success, leadership skills, administration of athletics in universities, and student development as an integral part of the student-athlete experience.
Technical Education and Industry Training, BS
This program offers upper division courses via the World Wide Web. Students must complete all University-wide graduation requirements (general education, foreign language, Gordon Rule, etc.), some of which are not available via distributed learning. For more information, click here.
Technical Education and Industry Training, Undergraduate Minor
The minor in Technical Education and Industry Training provides a limited, but substantive experience in the area of technical education and industry training of adults. The minor is not available to students in the College of Community Innovation and Education. The minor does not lead to teacher certification or admission to the College. All courses are offered solely using the web. This minor is available for students in the 2003 catalog year and beyond.