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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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This program has temporarily suspended admission effective Fall 2020.

The Early Childhood track in the Education PhD program requires a minimum of 60 credit hours beyond the master's degree. Students must complete 24 credit hours of core courses, 15 credit hours of specialization courses, 6 credit hours of independent study, and 15 credit hours of dissertation. All students must also complete the candidacy examination.

Total Credit Hours Required: 60 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master's Degree

Application Deadlines

Fall
January 1
Fall
January 1

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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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  • Science Education Professor
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  • Special Education Professor

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