Office of the Dean
College of Education
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvs S
Fort Myers, FL. 33965
In 1997, all College of Education teacher preparation programs were approved by the Florida Department of Education and have been reapproved every five years. In March 2012 the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) reviewed our programs, and awarded accreditation for initial teacher preparation and advanced educational programs. In 2013, NCATE merged with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council to form the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The College of Education is a CAEP accredited institution, with the next site visit to occur in Spring 2019.
Through CAEP accreditation, the College of Education seeks to foster a model of continuous improvement and advance innovative practices. The mission of CAEP is to advance excellent educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.
Our stellar education faculty, programs and school partnerships, our emphasis on rigorous entrance requirements, small classes, field experiences across urban, suburban, and rural schools, as well as assessments linked to best practices all contribute to making the College of Education distinct. We are committed to preparing highly qualified candidates who are competent to serve in diverse communities.
The College of Education has enjoyed a long and rich history of preparing high-quality teaching professionals. To learn more about CAEP, visit http://www.caepnet.org.