College of Education

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.

Cecelia MoralesCecelia Morales


Cecelia realized that her true love was working with kids and being in schools. She switched directions and never looked back.

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

Kevin MarrowKevin Marrow


Kevin came to FGCU for one purpose, but is leaving it with so much more.

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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. "

Amanda RoseAmanda Rose


Amanda came to FGCU to grow her career. During her time here she has co-authored scholarly journal publications, and presented research at international education conferences.

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" FGCU offers the benefits of a traditional doctoral program, while allowing me to continue growth in my career."

Benefit from rigorous programs designed for student success


As the region's only comprehensive university, FGCU's College of Education (COE) 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. In addition to coursework and field experience, students will engage in research and leadership development activities.


Undergraduate Programs

Immerse 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 Programs

Take your career to the next level through comprehensive programs that deliver the consultative, supervisory and multidisciplinary skills leaders need. Designed for working professionals.


Certificate Programs

Learn more about our Certificate Programs, designed for those not seeking a masters' degree but wanting to further their knowledge.





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FGCU takes students beyond theory to the hands-on practice of education. Watch this video for an overview.


FGCU takes students beyond theory to the hands-on practice of education. Watch this video for an overview.

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Graduate Degrees

We offer a wide spectrum of graduate programs, including a doctoral degree and five master's degrees that can help you take your career to the next level.

Meet professors passionate about making a difference

In FGCU’s 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.

Dr. Mark Simpson

Associate Professor

Mark has taught English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) all over the world, and his experiences make class time colorful and engaging.

Dr. Jackie Greene


As a coordinator of our undergraduate internship program, Jackie’s unerring support and enthusiasm for student success have earned her quite a following.

Dr. Cecil Carter

Associate Professor

After a long career serving in educational leadership roles, Cecil became one of FGCU’s founding faculty members to teach what he’s learned to graduate students.


Undergraduate, master's, doctoral and certificate programs


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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 possibilites, 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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College of Education

Merwin Hall
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965

(239) 590-7800

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