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Program at a Glance

Online Master's
College of Community Innovation and Education
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Create a bold impact on learning, teaching and training for professionals.

Generate excitement, impart knowledge and help elevate knowledge and learning within your field. When you harness best instructional practices, you’ll create a memorable, impactful learning experience for professionals.

With your Master of Arts in Applied Learning and Instruction from UCF Online, you will explore modern psychological theories, principles of human learning and motivation, and cutting-edge research. You’ll emerge from the program ready to create positive and engaging learning experiences for adult learners.

UCF Online is for passionate people who believe in meaningful change. We offer one of the top online master’s programs in applied learning and instruction, and we support you every step of the way with our dedicated success coaches. Designed for students with diverse backgrounds, we’ll tailor your learning experience to your specific needs and interests. With a thesis and a non-thesis track, you can earn your degree in as little as two years. As a graduate, you will be prepared to become a powerful instructor and energize professional learners. Get started today.

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Designed to prepare students for a range of occupational settings, including education, government and industry
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Choose from a wide range of specialization courses to best suit your needs and area of interest
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Thesis and non-thesis tracks available

Application Deadlines

July 1

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Course Overview

Fundamentals of Graduate Research in Education

This course provides you with the opportunity to review and critique research literature, understand the use of library resources for educational research and receive an introduction to the concepts of research design and data analysis.

Learn about research in childhood, adolescent and adult development relevant to contemporary American education through an emphasis on application of theory to educational practice.

Examine the theory and research on human intelligence and its relation to learning and cognitive performance with emphasis on implications for educational and workplace settings in this specialization course.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Know what motivates people to learn.
  • Gain the understanding of development in children and adults.
  • Improve your critical thinking to solve instructional problems.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • Consultant
  • Education Consultant
  • Evaluator
  • Instructor
  • Researcher