Higher Education / College Teaching and Leadership This is a Track

College : Education and Human Performance Degree :MA
Department : Child, Family and Community Sciences Option : Nonthesis
Program Websites : http://www.education.ucf.edu/ccollege/


The Higher Education/College Teaching and Leadership track in the Educational Leadership MA program is designed for individuals planning to teach at that level and neither requires state teacher certification for admission nor prepares candidates for state teacher certification.


Total Credit Hours Required:
42 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

The Higher Education/College Teaching and Leadership track in the Educational Leadership MA program is designed for individuals whose goal is to teach at the community college level. Every attempt is made to build the minimum required 18 hours of graduate-level content area courses into the program of study. Only six hours of independent study courses may be used to satisfy degree requirements. It is important to see an adviser if courses are difficult to schedule in the content area. Students electing this track will not meet state requirements for teacher certification in grades K-12.  Successfully passing a comprehensive exam at the end of the program is a final graduation requirement.

Required Courses—24 Credit Hours

Students in this track should consult with the Higher Education/College Teaching and Leadership adviser regarding core requirements prior to registering for core courses.

  • EDH 6053 The Community College in America (3 credit hours)
  • EDH 6081 Contemporary Problems in the Community College (3 credit hours)
  • EDH 6204 Community College Organization, Administration and Supervision (3 credit hours)
  • EDH 6215 Community College Curriculum (3 credit hours)
  • EDH 6305 Teaching and Learning and Community College (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6481 Fundamentals of Graduate Research in Education (3 credit hours)
  • IDS 6504 Adult Learning (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6401 Statistics for Educational Data (3 credit hours) or EDF 6432 Measurement and Evaluation in Education (3 credit hours) 

Elective Courses—18 Credit Hours

Courses must be approved by the student's adviser in one of the following disciplines:

  • Art
  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Science

Application Requirements

For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be submitted by the appropriate deadline listed below.

Higher Education / College Teaching and Leadership *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants Jan 15Jul 15Dec 1Apr 15
International Applicants Jan 15Jan 15Jul 1Nov 1
International Transfer Applicants Jan 15Mar 1Sep 1Dec 15
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.


Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.


Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.