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Program at a Glance

Program
Doctorate
College(s)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Department(s)
Ed Ldrshp & Higher Education
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The Executive track in the Educational Leadership EdD program is designed to prepare educators for leadership positions in PK-12 organizations and other educational organizations. The program prepares students for professional practice as scholarly practitioners.

The Executive EdD is appropriate for students who are committed to advancing their leadership opportunities and capabilities in PK-12 and other organizational settings. Students admitted to the program are typically employed in teaching and administrative positions in elementary and secondary schools, as well as other educational agencies and organizations. Focus areas include: political and organizational theory, leadership, systems theory, planning and evaluation, school law and finance, data-based decision making, communications, instructional leadership, human resource management, program analysis and evaluation. Educational Leadership certification is not included in this program.

Application Deadlines

Fall
May 1
Fall
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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  • Childcare Center Director
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  • Elementary School Principal
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  • High School Principal
  • Junior High School Principal
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  • K-8 School Principal
  • Middle School Principal
  • Prekindergarten Program Coordinator
  • Preschool Director
  • Provost
  • Secondary School Principal
  • University Administrator
  • University Dean
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