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Graduate Programs

Find the academic career that is right for you. UCF's College of Education and Human Performance offers a variety of graduate programs that align to your professional interests and educational goals. Scroll down and learn about our M.A., M.A.T., M.Ed., M.S., Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. options.

Master of Arts

Advance your career with a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree. With flexible scheduling and online options, these programs are designed for both practitioners working towards earning initial teacher preparation certification and professionals who wish to expand their employment options. Offerings include various academic content areas and career paths for achieving educational goals.

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Master of Arts in Teaching

Become a certified teacher with our Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program. This program is designed for students from other majors seeking to become effective, certified teachers of specific content areas. The program leads to initial teacher certification in the state of Florida.

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Master of Education

Advance your professional knowledge and effectiveness with our Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs. Professionals from various teaching backgrounds (certified teachers, those eligible to be certified, or those with significant teacher experience) have an opportunity to develop leadership skills, expand knowledge and instructional methods, and broaden roles and responsibilities within schools and districts. Our innovative programs offer flexible evening formats and online learning options for working professionals and full-time teachers to excel in their field.

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Master of Science

The College offers two Master of Science (M.S.) programs. Our Early Childhood Development and Education program provides advanced professional development for students pursuing careers with direct and indirect services for young children and families. The nationally ranked Sport and Exercise Science program provides an in-depth study of applied human physiology associated with athletic performance, life wellness, and health.

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Education Specialist

The Education Specialist (Ed.S.), an advanced professional degree, is primarily designed for the student with an earned master's degree. Through this degree, students can develop higher levels of professional proficiency in a variety of areas. This program is appropriate for professionals who wish to increase their knowledge to prepare for doctoral work, want to add additional or new expertise to their current field of teaching, or are interested in holding decision-making positions in educational organizations.

Note: The EdS in School Psychology admits directly from the bachelor's degree.

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Doctor of Education

Tailored to experienced and practicing professionals, the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is designed for students who want to accelerate their career trajectory by improving their leadership practice, influencing the practice of others, and impacting their organization's outcomes. The Ed.D. programs emphasize research and theory to inform practice, decision making, and solutions that result in better organizational and professional outcomes. This graduate program is intended for the working professional who plans to be a part-time student.

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Doctor of Philosophy

Our college's Ph.D. in Education (Ph.D.) program is primarily for educators who seek teaching positions at research universities or research-oriented education positions in education, business, or industry.  This is a research-based program that currently offers 14 tracks for highly specialized interdisciplinary study.  The Ph.D. is designed for full-time study, although some tracks have programs of study that allow for part-time (less than 9 hours per semester) enrollment. 

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Graduate Certificates

Develop further expertise with one of our graduate certificate programs. The scope of our programs feature concise and specific content that is beneficial to students who wish to sample graduate coursework, supplement a graduate program or teaching certificate, or expand their professional development skills. A GRE score is not required for admission.
*For admitted UCF doctoral students.

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