We present an overview of the current status of optics education at the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL) and the University of Central Florida (UCF). The academic organizational structure of this interdisciplinary program is outlined. Three graduate MS and Ph.D. degree programs in optical science and engineering, electro-optics, and optical physics are offered and coordinated by CREOL. The infrastructure, faculty, and research facilities dedicated to the optics education program are presented. Details of the admission, articulation, degree requirements, optics course offerings, thesis/dissertation research activities, and typical plans of study are included.