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Program at a Glance

College of Community Innovation and Education
Ed Ldrshp & Higher Education
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The Career and Technical Education MA program prepares students pursuing leadership and administrative positions in career and technical education (CTE) as well as talent development and corporate training. This program is designed for individuals whose goal is to teach, train, coach, and/or lead in specific disciplines located in the following institutions: secondary and post-secondary schools (technical centers, community colleges, state colleges, and universities); vocational rehabilitation centers; corporations and industry; military; and professional associations and organizations. The CTE MA program's vision is to develop the next generation of educational leaders who serve in modern educational settings to cause positive outcomes.

The goal of this program is to improve the quality and effectiveness of talent development and instructional personnel in all industries. The Career and Technical Education MA program places emphasis on the intellectual growth of each student using research-based effective teaching techniques, scholarly learning, research or direct field experience, and leadership development.

Please note: Career and Technical Education (MA) may be completed fully online, although not all elective course options or course prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF Online may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

This program is not an initial teacher professional education certificate program.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit

UCF is authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in all states. Refer to State Authorizations for current information.

Application Deadlines

December 1
April 1
July 1
July 1
November 1
January 15

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
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