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Last Updated on January 15, 2023 by Team College Learners

Unicaf University is a pan-African independent, recognised university, combining the best elements of international education, offering high-quality qualifications. The University takes advantage of Unicaf’s partnerships with internationally recognised universities, to offer routes to competitive, internationally accredited online degree programmes at affordable prices. Students can also choose to study toward Unicaf University’s own, international quality degree programmes. Unicaf University is a member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and a member of the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA)Unicaf University campuses in Zambia and Malawi are also accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as an Independent Higher Education Provider.

Start dates:Monthly Intakes
Duration:Minimum of three years
Study mode:Online learning
Awarded by:Unicaf University
Financing:Scholarships Available

Online learning

E-learning system: Your classes will take place in an online virtual learning environment (VLE). You can log in any time, at your convenience. Once online, you’ll communicate with your instructor and fellow students, read assigned texts, access digital learning materials and the eLibrary resources, post assignments and comment on other students’ contributions to the class.

Online Instructors: We do our best to give our students the greatest possible support with dedicated online instructors. All of our online instructors are subject matter experts in their respective fields and have many years of experience at the highest standard. Your class instructor will endeavour to respond to your queries as fast as possible, with helpful advice and tips on whatever part of the learning material or assessments you may have a query about.

Online Classroom: The online learning experience will include extensive participation and interaction with the online class instructor and your fellow students.

Graduate Program: Education


UCLA’s Graduate Program in Education offers the following degree(s):


Master of Arts (M.A.)


Master of Education (M.Ed.)


Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)Visit the Program’s websiteEducation provides in-depth details on its own site

With questions not answered here or on the program’s site (above), please contact the program directly.


Education Graduate Program at UCLA
1009 Moore Hall
Box 951521
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521


Visit the Education’s faculty roster


Visit the registrar’s site for the Education’s course descriptions

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Education


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:Steps to ApplyGeneral application process for all UCLA Graduate Programs

Deadlines to apply
December 1, 2020
February 1, 2021 M.Ed/Credential — Principal Leadership Institute
Admission Limited to
FallExceptions only in special cases
Exams & GRE Types
GRE: GeneralNot required for Teacher Education Program. CBEST and CSET are required for these applicants. Consult department for additional information.
Letters of Recommendation
3, at least, documenting qualifications and/or professional experience
UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements
See UCLA’s minimum requirements for all graduate program applicants.
Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements
In addition to the University’s minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit the departmental application, resume and a statement of purpose.Applicants to the doctoral programs of Human Development and Psychology, Social Science and Comparative Education, and Urban Schooling may participate in an on-campus, phone, or online interview with program faculty.For those applying to the Teacher Education Program, Principal Leadership Institute, and Educational Leadership Program, applicants participate in a small group process.For the Joint Ph.D. in Special Education, all applicants need approval of continuance from the review committee at UCLA and CSULA.M.A.: The M.A. degree in Education is an academic master’s degree designed to meet the needs of individuals preparing for careers in basic research or for advanced graduate study.Acceptance into a particular division is dependent on the availability of openings in that division and the applicant’s desired emphasis area; preference is given to applicants with relevant background and experience.M.Ed.: The M.Ed. Degree is a professional degree program designed for individuals preparing for mid-level professional positions in schooling or for advanced professional graduate study.The following requirements are applicable in accordance with selected emphases:Student Affairs. This is a one-year full time program, starting in Summer Session C. Students proceed through the program as a cohort. The program prepares its graduates for entry level professional programs in student affairs.Teacher Education. This is a two-year program leading to qualification for a Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential and a Master of Education degree. Applicants with the highest qualifications in all subject areas, particularly mathematics, science, and the humanities, are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience in working with children is advantageous.The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has authorized the Department of Education to offer professional programs that lead to the (1) Multiple Subject Instructional Credential with the Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development/Bilingual Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) emphasis; (2) Single Subject Instructional Credential with the CLAD/BCLAD emphasis; and (3) Administrative Services Credential. Credential programs (1) and (2) are taken concurrently with the M.Ed. In Teacher Education; credential program (3) is taken concurrently with the M.Ed. In administrative program studies in education.Ph.D.: The Ph.D. degree in Education is a strongly research-oriented academic degree designed for individuals preparing for careers in basic research or college-level instruction. Major foci include theory, research methodology, basic studies, and in-depth knowledge in education and an approved cognate field.Applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence and the potential for scholarly research.Acceptance into a particular division is dependent on the availability of openings in that division and the applicant’s desired emphasis area; preference is given to applicants with relevant background and experience. A student is admitted by a division and must formally apply for a change of division.Joint Ph.D. Program in Special EducationA joint Ph.D. program in Special Education is offered by UCLA and California State University, Los Angeles.Ed.D.: The Ed.D. degree is a professional degree designed to meet the needs of individuals preparing for careers of leadership and applied research in the schools and community educational programs. Major foci include practice, applied studies, and knowledge related to professional skills. The major foci of the Educational Leadership Program include innovation and change in schools, postsecondary education and related areas.To be admitted into the Ed.D. program, applicants must have at least five years of successful professional experience in education or the equivalent and demonstrated evidence of potential for professional leadership. Students are admitted by a division or by program and must formally apply for a change of division or program.The only program currently accepting applications for the Ed.D. degree is the Educational Leadership Program.Latin American Studies, M.A./Education, M.Ed.The Department of Education and Information Studies and the Latin American Studies Program offer an articulated degree program which allows students to combine study for the M.A. in Latin American Studies and the M.Ed., with an emphasis in curriculum. Articulated programs do not allow course credit to be applied toward more than one degree. This program is not currently accepting applications.Law/Education Concurrent DegreeThe Department of Education and the School of Law offer a concurrent degree program which allows students to design a program of study leading to the J.D. and any advanced degree in education (M.Ed., M.A., Ed.D., or Ph.D.). If the program meets the degree requirements in both schools, students are awarded both degrees on its completion. This program is not accepting applications for 2021-2022.

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