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Program at a Glance

Online Certificate
College of Community Innovation and Education
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Transform higher education as a leader in the field.

Meeting the unique needs of college students requires passionate leadership. With your online certificate in college teaching and leadership, you’ll be poised to step into an influential role and empower the next generation of exceptional students.

UCF Online’s certificate stands above other teacher leadership programs. With it, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the inner workings of college systems, contemporary issues in colleges, leadership in college organizations and more. Through your coursework, you’ll learn how to lead at all organizational levels of colleges, including state colleges, community colleges and universities, as well as the college-level classroom.

This online teaching certification program consists of five highly engaging courses that fully prepare you to undertake a progressive, dynamic role at the college level. Advance your career by getting started today.

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Application Deadlines

December 1
April 1
July 1

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Course Overview

The Community College in America

Study of the history, philosophy, goals, and mission of the community college. Functions, policies, practices to satisfy local needs.

An analysis of the organizational structure and leadership functions of the college as they relate to instruction and curriculum.

This course focuses on teaching effectiveness in the college and university setting.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Prepare to be a leader within the higher education system.
  • Understand the development and implementation of curriculum in higher education.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • Assistant Director of Community Outreach
  • admissions coordinator
  • assistant director campus recreation
  • program manager
  • student support advisor
  • student support coordinator
  • transition coordinator