2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    May 07, 2021  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Local Director of Career and Technical Education Graduate Certificate ► ♦

College: Community Innovation and Education Degree: CRT
Department: Educational Leadership and Higher Education
Program Website: https://ccie.ucf.edu/elhe/career-and-technical-education/

Program Description

The Local Director of Career and Technical Education Graduate Certificate is an online, flexible, short term program of study that focuses on career and technical education and workforce training administration, supervision, and management competencies. The Certificate is designed for career and technical education (CTE) teachers or corporate trainers with a bachelor’s degree who wish to advance their career as a:

  • CTE/workforce program director
  • CTE/workforce program coordinator
  • CTE/workforce manager
    • education development, talent development, organizational development, technical/workforce training
  • CTE/workforce education consultant
  • CTE/workforce learning and development specialist
  • CTE/workforce supervisor
  • or other CTE/workforce administrator-type position.

It is also for students interested in advancing their knowledge in CTE professional education coursework.

This certificate may also, in part, prepare candidates to meet a portion of the State of Florida Department of Education Certification in Local Director of Career and Technical Education coursework requirements. Other requirements for the Florida DOE certification are noted on the FL DOE website.

Please note: Local Director of Career and Technical Education Graduate Certificate may be completed fully online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF Online may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit http://global.ucf.edu/. If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at 407-823-2337.

UCF is authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in all states. Refer to State Authorizations for current information.

*This graduate certificate is not an initial professional education certificate program. 


For the Local Director of Career and Technical Education Graduate Certificate, students must complete all five courses (15 credit hours total) as listed below.  

Total Credit Hours Required: 15 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

Application Requirements


Admission is open to those with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline. Review the Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements for more information. 

Application Deadlines

Local Director of Career and Technical Education Graduate Certificate

*Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants Jan 15 Jul 1 Dec 1 Apr 1
International Applicants Jan 15 Jan 15 Jul 1 Nov 1
*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.

Contact Info

Graduate Program

Lisa Martino, PhD
Lecturer, CTE Academic Program Coordinator
Telephone: 407-823-6184
ED 220C

Graduate Admissions

Christina Dabrowski
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address
UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233