Master of Arts


Educational Leadership and Higher Education


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.

Program Details

The program requires an 18-hour concentration in an academic discipline.  Those disciplines reside outside of the college. Therefore, the student must contact the program coordinator of the chosen discipline regarding courses they are allowed to take.  The concentration is self-advised, but please submit an updated plan of study to Dr. Thomas Cox at the appropriate time.

All students must complete a comprehensive exam in their last semester of coursework. To apply to take the comprehensive example, complete the Master's Degree Comprehensive Application by the deadline. The  deadline can be found on the application.

Students must file their Intent to Graduate online through myUCF in the Student Center section prior to or at the beginning of their final semester. Please consult the UCF Academic Calendar to find the specific deadline for your term.