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The College of Education

COE Viewbook graphicAs professional educators, we believe that teaching, learning, research, assessment, leadership, and service go hand-in-hand and inform each engagement for further and continuous improvement. We appreciate our geographical location in southwest Florida and we value the relationships we have established with our coastal, urban, and rural counties as each provides diverse populations, traditions, and cultures. These counties provide rich environments for teaching, learning, research and service, and numerous opportunities for students and alumni to grow personally and professionally. As a result, we are confident that those who complete our programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels are capable of meeting the needs of our diverse constituents.

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The College of Education

Impacting lives as an educational leader is a profound joy and privilege. It is also a significant responsibility - one we want to be sure you're prepared for. That preparation is the strength of FGCU's College of Education. 

Unmatched expertise

At FGCU's COE, 83% of your classes will be taught by full-time faculty. This means that most classes are taught by doctoral-level professors with extensive backgrounds in the subjects they're teaching. It also means your professors are fully committed to the mission of creating Florida's best-prepared educators. 

Employment-ready degrees

With pre K-20 student enrollments expecting to rise over the next decade, the need for teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists, instructional designers, and researchers is expected to remain strong. As a result, COE graduates can look forward to 88-100% graduate employment outcomes. 

Small class sizes

Our small class sizes and our 22:1 student-to-teacher ratio, pave the way for a personalized education, supported by professors who have the bandwidth to pay indvidual attention to ensuring the success of each student. 




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