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Welcome to the FGCU College of Education Website!

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Dr. Jane McHaney
Interim Dean,
College of Education


Welcome to the College of Education at

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, Florida

I am delighted to bring you greetings from our administration, faculty, staff and candidates.  As you browse our website you will see that Florida Gulf Coast University is developing cohorts of educators who are striving to increase the performance of all of our diverse P-12 students while taking advantage of the digital age’s new opportunities. We offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs.  Students from across Florida and around the world have discovered innovative programs for the professions that are among the nation’s best.  The College of Education provides a dynamic learning experience for our candidates eager to be educational leaders as they demonstrate the content and pedagogical knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to impact all P-12 students’ learning and development.

Situated in southwest Florida, FGCU serves the communities of three coastal counties and two rural counties. Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties are located on the Gulf of Mexico and contain diverse communities and populations. The rural communities of Glades and Hendry counties are primarily agricultural in nature. Each of these communities also has a widely diverse population. The primary role of the College of Education is to prepare teachers and other education professionals at both the initial and advanced levels who are capable of meeting the diverse needs of those we serve.

The college vision is known throughout the college of education community by the phrase: learners and leaders of today and tomorrow.  It signifies that continuous learning, assessment and leadership go hand-in hand. We know we are special and we invite you to get to know us better:   meet with professors, explore our programs, sit in on a class session and talk to some of our current students. As you explore the websites of our departments/programs and support centers appropriate information is provided.  Should you have any unanswered questions, feel free to contact us at 239-590-7800.  If you want to set up a visit, please contact the Florida Gulf Coast Office of Admissions or go directly to our website at .  We appreciate your interest in the College of Education. 

Dr. Jane H. McHaney
Interim Dean, College of Education