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Program at a Glance

Program
Master
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 online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership program is not a state-approved program for certification in Florida. The program is designed to prepare students for administrative and leadership positions in school settings and other education-related fields that specifically do NOT require Florida certification. Some examples include administrative positions outside of Florida, around the nation and world, a private school headmaster, charter school administrator, community college or university staff administrator, or museum administrator.

The Educational Leadership MA also offers two tracks focused on higher education: Higher Education/Student Personnel and College Teaching and Leadership, both of which have different admission, enrollment, and graduation requirements.

The Higher Education/College Teaching and Leadership track is designed for individuals whose goal is to teach at the community college level. The Higher Education/Student Personnel track is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in a variety of student personnel/affairs departments on college and university campuses and education-related fields. Note, these programs have different admission, enrollment, and graduation requirements.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for further details on these Tracks.

Please note: Educational Leadership, MA may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

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 http://global.ucf.edu/. If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at 407-823-2337.

UCF is not authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. Refer to State Restrictions for current information.

Application Deadlines

Spring
December 1
Summer
April 1
Fall
July 1
Spring
July 1
Summer
November 1
Fall
January 15

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