The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program provides advanced study in education and is designed to improve the competency of teachers, to encourage research and to initiate and implement programs involving the schools and the community.
The College of Education limits the transfer of coursework into its graduate programs to a maximum of 12 credits or three courses, with the following exception: Up to 100% of the credit hours earned from courses required in a master's degree taken at FGCU for a teaching certificate can be applied to the master's degree with the approval of the college dean or designee in conjunction with the Office of Curriculum & Instruction, and (approval from the) Office of Graduate Studies. All transfer courses must have been completed with a minimum grade of B and no more than seven years prior to the date of entry into the M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction program and no more than ten years prior to graduation. Students who have earned an FGCU certificate in Elementary Teaching, Secondary Teaching, or Teacher Immersion Program (TIP) may request that additional hours, up to a maximum of 21, be applied to the M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction program.