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For teacher education degrees between 2021 and 2031.

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Degree Programs

The College of Community Innovation and Education creates opportunities for civic engagement and transformative education. Visit to learn more.

World-class Academic Programs

UCF’s College of Community Innovation and Education has curriculum and programs to help you land your next opportunity.

Expert Faculty

Our faculty and researchers are focused on enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery and innovation.

Counseling education is a highly impactful field that can help individuals and couples maintain healthy relationships. At UCF, students learn from researchers like Sejal Barden to understand factors that impact well-being, such as culture, emotional regulation and economic stability.

Sejal Barden

Relationship Advice from an Expert

Sejal Barden, professor of counselor education and director of executive director of UCF’s Marriage and Family Research Institute, provides insights on steps to improve relationships most important to us.

UCF Emergency Management Saves Lives

Research is critical to counter and lessen the impact of crises. This is even more salient as we reflect on the Pulse nightclub tragedy and we get through hurricane season.

How UCF faculty are improving emergency management before, during and after a disaster

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Jan Soto

I continually discover something new at this university, thanks to my stellar professors, incredible mentors and our diverse student body.”

Jacqueline Rodriguez

Jacqueline Rodriguez ’13PhD

Doctorate in education

“The way we educate our students with disabilities will define us as a society. This is urgent.”

Rodriguez is CEO for the National Center for Learning Disabilities, which serves individuals with learning disabilities through advocacy, research and partnerships with experts.

Austin Rivers

Austin Rivers ’20MPA

Master’s in public administration

“Because of my studies at UCF, I knew what it took to run a nonprofit.”

Rivers is founder of Knit the Rainbow, a nonprofit that provides handmade, warm garments for LGBTQ+ youth facing homelessness in New York City.

College of Community Innovation and Education Degrees

There are many benefits to taking a more proactive approach to choosing a career. The College of Community Innovation and Education has curriculum and programs to help you land your next opportunity.

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology

Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Legal Support Services

Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions

Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods

Teaching English Or French As A Second Or Foreign Language

Community Innovation and Education News

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As a Fulbright Program Distinguished Chair award recipient, Su-I Hou will lend her expertise to a research project that aims to slow cognitive decline.
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Pegasus Professor Returns from Fulbright Specialist Trip to Kazakhstan
During his recent visit, Naim Kapucu spent three weeks lending his expertise and building a relationship between UCF and Nazarbayev University.

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