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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.ADMISSIONS
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FGCU's College of Education prepares graduates for a wide range of careers from traditional Pre K-20 education to museum programs, programs for children with special needs, instructional design, educational media, e-Learning.
Undergraduate ProgramsImmerse yourself in the kind of individualized curriculum and extensive hands-on learning that virtually guarantees our pre-K to 12 teacher candidates will find a job in their specialization upon graduation.
Graduate ProgramsTake your career to the next level through comprehensive programs that deliver the consultative, supervisory and multidisciplinary skills leaders need. Designed for working professionals.
Certificate ProgramsLearn more about our Certificate Programs, designed for those not seeking a masters' degree but wanting to further their knowledge.
Take a look inside our Teaching Education Pathways
- 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
- 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
- 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
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.