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Inspire the youth and impact the future.

Educators play a major role in shaping the minds of future leaders of our world. Unfortunately, across the nation, the teacher shortage continues to grow. Through UCF Online, you can earn a degree or certificate that puts you on the path to become an educator. Whether you want to work with preschool, elementary, middle school or older students, UCF offers online programs that prepare you to become a k12 teacher, special education teacher, or to make a great career change within the education field. Help young people grow, build confidence, and discover their skills and talents. Earn your bachelor’s, master’s or certificate through UCF Online and make a difference in the lives of many. Start your journey today and explore our degrees.

Becoming an Educator through UCF Online

Earning your online education degree is a rewarding experience. Whether you’re just entering the field or have years of experience and are looking to expand your career options, UCF Online has a diverse offering of online teaching degrees that fit your needs. Making a decision on what program you want to start is an exciting process and we believe in assisting you every step along the way. So what do you need to know before you get started?

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K-12 Career Options

There are many paths you can take in your journey to becoming an educator. The first question you should ask yourself is: “What kind of teacher do I want to be?” Do you have a passion for helping a certain age group or a particular subject? Are you interested in specializing in a particular learning need? UCF Online offers specialized programs such as Gifted Education and the Art Education, MAT that will prepare you to impact the lives of your future students. Take time to explore the degree options with your end goal in mind.


Depending on the degree level and the program you choose, completing your degree through UCF Online can take as little as six months to two years. For example, the Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate can be completed in one year. The Exceptional Student Education, MEd program can be completed in two years. The best part of earning your degree through UCF Online is that you work when it is most convenient to you.


Accessibility and affordability are two of the reason we offer online degrees at the University of Central Florida. A K-12 education degree through UCF Online means you get the same high-quality degree for less than you would get on-campus. For example, Florida residents seeking a graduate degree online can save $42.33 per credit hour. That’s a saving of 11 percent. Visit the tuition, fees and scholarships pages for more information.

Get Started

You’ve made the decision to take the next step in your future. Choose your K-12 degree confidently and know you’re on the right path with UCF Online.