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Program at a Glance

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

Make an impact on instruction with your online graduate certificate in career and technical education.

Take the next step in being promoted by training to become a Local Director of Career & Technical Education. Advance your career by earning a graduate certificate from UCF Online and open the door to the diverse opportunities in the field.

As a student through UCF Online, you’ll leverage research-based teaching techniques, scholarly learning and leadership development to improve the overall quality of instruction at the career and technical level. You’ll enhance your skills as a highly effective director who improves the effectiveness and efficiency of your students. Graduate ready to lead programs within a variety of settings, such as secondary and post-secondary schools, corporations, military and professional organizations and more.

Upon completion you’ll be ready to advise and inspire students, instructors and administrators to learn at deeper levels. Enroll today and inspire students to excel in career and technical fields.

Technical educators in a workshop.

Application Deadlines

December 1
April 1
July 1

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Course Overview

Management of Career Education Programs

Study and achievement of competencies needed by career and workforce education teachers, supervisors, and local administrators in the management of career education programs.

Achievement of knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the initial determination, planning, organization, and implementation of new or expanded adult, career and workforce education, and technical education institutions or programs.

Organization, personnel selection and assignment, and establishment of policies and procedures for local career and workforce education programs within federal, state and local requirements.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Become a subject matter expert in career and workforce education and in a discipline-specific field
  • Gain skills to teach in secondary and post-secondary schools, vocational rehabilitation centers, corporations, military and professional associations and organizations
  • Prepares you to take on leadership positions in career and workforce education programs in various disciplines

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • CTE Curriculum Specialist
  • Career and Tech Director
  • Development Manager
  • Human Resource Officer
  • Training Coordinator
  • program director