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College of Education

College of Education

COE Admissions


All Education students must apply to the College of Education and be accepted before they are able to take courses in the major.

Test Preparation Dates for Summer 2017

July 14, 2017: Professional Educators Exam (PED) from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in Merwin Hall, Room 228

July 21, 2017: Subject Area Exam (K-6) from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. in Merwin Hall, Room 228

Admission Deadlines

Our next undergraduate program admission application deadline is August 15, 2017 for any incoming transfer student to FGCU. However, if you missed our June 15, 2017 undergraduate program admission deadline and are not a transfer student, you can also apply by the August 15, 2017 deadline.

Admission to Candidacy occurs during five key periods throughout the year:

  1. October 15th: Deadline to participate in early registration for spring semester start
  2. December 15th: Transfer student deadline for a spring semester start
  3. March 15th: Deadline to participate in early registration for fall semester start
  4. June 15th: Deadline for fall semester start
  5. August 15th: Transfer student deadline for a fall semester start

COE orientation meetings are held each semester so students can receive a candidacy application and understand the requirements for applying to the College of Education. It is highly recommended that students attend one of these meetings.

Candidacy Requirements for admission to the College of Education are as follows:

  • Overall GPA of 2.5 on all hours attempted (2.0 for Child & Youth Studies Majors)
  • Pass all subsections of the FTCE General Knowledge Test (GKT)
    • No appeals will be accepted
    • No FTCE are required for the Child and Youth Studies Majors
  • Satisfy all General Education requirements
  • Satisfy all Communication and Computation Skills
  • Satisfy common prerequisite requirements, and
  • Complete the COE fingerprinting/background check and purchase of liability insurance.

Students who do not meet the requirements described above will not be admitted into the programs in the College of Education. We recommend that all students be admitted into the College of Education by the completion of sixty hours.

In order to develop your degree plan of study and organize your sequence of courses over the next two years, it is highly encouraged that you meet with a College of Education Academic Advisor prior to applying for your degree major. Please stop by the Office of Student Services on the second floor of Merwin Hall to request an appointment with an advisor as soon as possible to discuss course selection and application and admission to the programs in the College of Education.

In addition to working closely with your COE academic advisor, Degree Works will also assist you in planning your progression through the program. We encourage you to use Degree Works as a tool to help you successfully complete your degree program.