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Program at a Glance

Program
Doctorate
College(s)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Department(s)
Teacher Education, Schl of
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

Learn more about program tuition and fees.

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The Education PhD program prepares students for careers in teaching positions in research universities. The program offers the following tracks: Counselor Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Exceptional Education, Exercise Physiology, Higher Education, Instructional Design and Technology, Learning Sciences, Mathematics Education, Methodology, Measurement and Analysis, Reading Education, Science Education, Social Science Education, and TESOL. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for further details on these tracks.

The PhD in Education is a research-oriented degree appropriate for those who seek positions in the professoriate or in school districts, businesses, industry, educational agencies and other educational settings that require a strong research base. It is the intent of this program to be interdisciplinary, allowing flexibility for students who will work in research clusters and learning communities with faculty on education-related research.

Programs of study can be designed for those who seek faculty positions in a research university or research-oriented education positions in business and industry.

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.
  • Counselor Education Professor
  • Literacy Education Professor
  • Mathematics Education Professor
  • Primary Education Professor
  • Science Education Professor
  • Secondary Education Professor
  • Special Education Professor

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