Office of the Dean
College of Education
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvs S
Fort Myers, FL. 33965
This page includes all advising help from undergraduate to post-master's and non-degree seeking students within the College of Education; please scroll down to find the level of advising you need.
The following services are available to all students:
Responsibilities and Expections
Phone: (239) 590-7778
The College of Education provides academic advising to students who are preparing to be admitted to one of the college’s programs, who have been admitted to a program, or who are seeking advice concerning certification and recertification requirements that can be satisfied by enrolling in COE courses. Please contact advising staff (239)-590-7778 for information concerning pre-admission, admission, degree programs, graduation and certification. Once enrolled, students seek faculty advice and mentoring throughout their undergraduate study.
Phone: (239) 590-7797
Degree-seeking students in master’s level graduate programs are advised by program faculty. Students are assigned advisors in each program upon admission. Once admitted, students are oriented by faculty in their individual programs. Students typically complete a plan of study with an advisor or committee during the first semester of enrollment after admission to the degree program. Once completed, these plans of study are submitted for approval.
Our Doctorate degree (Ed.D.) program admits students as a cohort every other year (in even years). Those wishing to be admitted are advised to submit their application and all accompanying paperwork early, as the deadlines are different than the other programs and include an interview with the Post-Master's Admission and Policy Committee (PMAPC). For more information on admissions, please consult the Doctoral program webpage (http://coe.fgcu.edu/educationedd/index.asp). To seek out further information on the Doctoral degree progam, email the contact for that program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A student with an earned baccalaureate degree may enroll in COE classes on a non-degree seeking basis. The most common occurrence is when students wish to begin taking classes prior to completing all necessary paperwork (have not taken the GRE or MAT, for example). Students who wish to do this are advised to consult the instructions found on the Post-Bac page in Graduate Studies(http://www.fgcu.edu/Graduate/postbacnondegreeapps.html)
Students in this category may take courses in any college at the graduate level on a space-available basis providing course and program restrictions are met. The COE has set the limit of three courses or twelve (12) hours on coursework that can be earned in non-degree seeking status and applied to a graduate degree. In some cases (as with our TIP Certification program), the number of hours carried forward may be increased.