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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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This program has temporarily suspended admission effective Fall 2020 and will reopen for admission in Fall 2022.

The Higher Education track in the Educational Leadership EdD program is appropriate for students who are committed to advancing their leadership capabilities in college and university settings.

The Higher Education track in the Educational Leadership EdD program has been designed to broaden the administrative knowledge and skills of higher education professionals who bring to the program a prior discipline specialization. Students admitted to the program are typically employed in teaching, research and administrative positions in community colleges and universities or education related agencies.

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.
  • Adult Basic Education Manager
  • Childcare Center Administrator
  • Childcare Center Director
  • Continuing Education Director
  • Early Head Start Director
  • Elementary School Principal
  • Graduate School Dean
  • Graduate Studies Dean
  • Head Start Director
  • High School Principal
  • Junior High School Principal
  • K-12 School Principal
  • K-8 School Principal
  • Middle School Principal
  • Prekindergarten Program Coordinator
  • Preschool Director
  • Provost
  • Secondary School Principal
  • University Administrator
  • University Dean
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