College of Education

Prepared to Inspire

We create Florida’s best-prepared educators by placing a strong emphasis on learning by doing and teaching by example so you have the solid foundation you need to begin your new career immediately upon graduation.

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Learn more about the process, requirements, how to apply and how you can get started on pursuing your degree in education today.

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Discuss the possibilities, ask a question, make an appointment, meet with an advisor and make sure you are on the right path to your future.



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I had great professors throughout my time at FGCU. And so many teachable moments.”

Cecelia Morales

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I owe a lot of my confidence to FGCU and the College of Education. I’m blown away by how much they prepare us. ”

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FGCU offers the benefits of a traditional doctoral program including close collaboration with professors and colleagues, while allowing me to continue growth in my career. ”

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Take a look inside our Teaching Education Pathways

Freshman &
Sophomore Years


  • Complete 60 credit hours of general liberal art classes
  • Take "Introduction to the Teaching Profession"
  • Complete 15 hours of observation in community schools
  • Join education-oriented clubs like Eagles Educate and KDP
  • Declare your major by the end of the freshman year

Junior Year

  • First semester: Take foundation skills classes, such as teaching theory, behavior management and inclusion
  • Second semester: Begin methodology classes that teach you how to teach English, Math, Social Science and other pre K-12 classes
  • Start tutoring in the community

Senior Year

  • First semester: Continue your methodology classes and complete your Level I internship - spending two days per week co-teaching in community schools
  • Second semester: Co-teach five days a week in local schools
  • Perform CAEP Capstone Project, a research-based impact project required by the state and necessary for certification



Experience the College of Education

FGCU takes students beyond theory to the hands-on practice of education.


FGCU takes students beyond theory to the hands-on practice of education.


In the College of Education, you’ll enjoy smaller class sizes, 80% of which are taught by full-time faculty. This means you’ll receive personalized attention from seasoned faculty with significant real-world experience in K-12 classrooms, school districts and leadership positions.  


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College of Education

Merwin Hall
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965


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