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On-Line Enrollment Caveat

Due to restrictive state regulations, UCF is not permitted to provide online courses or instruction to students in the following states. If you reside in one of these states, you may not be permitted to enroll in or be admitted to a UCF online program.

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Iowa
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota

The Educational Leadership faculty members strive to prepare educational professionals that will lead education through the twenty-first century. Our active and dedicated faculty, along with an innovative, up-to-date curriculum, modern facilities, an excellent library, and technology support services present an outstanding opportunity for preparation for the fields of educational leadership, administration, and supervision at all levels.

The Educational Leadership degree program builds upon and extends the prior knowledge and experiences of individuals already in professional roles in schools. The program’s objective is to develop knowledge and understanding of the broad, systemic, and dynamic context of education (progressively advanced understanding at the Specialist and Doctoral levels). This includes a skillful and continuing interpretation of the legal, political, societal, economic, and cultural climates operating on and within the educational system. This objective is supported throughout the literature and is consistent with the several sets of state and national standards and competencies which must be considered in the preparation of school leaders and in program development.

The Educational Leadership faculty members are dedicated to assisting students in the development of a self-awareness of individual strengths, weaknesses, and skills in relationship to potential alternative career roles for both Master's and Specialist degree students and fostering a professional commitment to the field of education and the practice of administration for students in the Doctoral program. The Educational Leadership program promotes the appreciation for (entry-level students) and a continuing concern for (advanced students) the development, utilization, and knowledgeable dissemination of research in education and administration (doctoral students). All students are encouraged to (a) reflect on current practice of administrators, and (b) use research and research methods along with knowledge about issues to improve practice in schools and classrooms.