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College of Education

Education Clubs and Organizations


Eagles Educate Student Group

Eagles Educate is a club primarily (but not limited to ) education majors. The club meets monthly to share educational topics, have special speakers, learn teaching new strategies, mentor new members, and announce ways to be involved with service learning. One of our most popular events is the Mini Conference held in October where the Florida Teacher of the Year, FGCU alumi and current students as well as  teachers from Lee and Collier County come to FGCU to be part of a sharing experience of current information in education. Another event is the Real Deal from Beginning Teachers where FGCU grads come to tell us about getting started with their own classrooms. We also have the Real Deal About Internship where current FGCU interns present the lessons they have learned from the experience. We have a banquet in both winter and spring, and active members have the opportunity to travel to conferences and earn the right to wear an Eagles Educate stole at graduation.

Eagles Educate is proud to be part of the FEA, joining over 140,000 teachers across the state of Florida. The goal of one of the largest teachers' unions in America is to be the united voice for excellence in public education in the state of Florida. For more information about the FEA please go to their website.

When education majors enroll for liability insurance, they automatically become a members of both the FEA and Eagles Educate. Liability Insurance is required for acceptance into the COE and more information about this on the College of Education website. The link for registering for liability insurance is shown here: 


 Join us on Facebook and on Eagle Link and watch for announcements. 


Come to the meeting to learn what Eagles Educate is and how you can become a member!

Eagles Educate

Eagles Educate Board Members for 2017-2018

  • Kate Mathis
  • Katie Coakley
  • Anne Skinner
  • Lesly Chavez
  • Rachel Badway
  • Bonnie Poklemba
  • Kayla Grace
  • Brenna Bokar
  • Emily Wellman
  • Jamie Raff
  • Taylor Berry
  • Laura McClure
  • Caitlin Early
  • Brooke Kloche
  • Tori Tolon

Advisor, Dr. Penny Finley


Meetings are determined at the beginning of the semester based on schedule that fits to the majority of members.




Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)

Omega Epsilon Chapter is located on Florida Gulf Coast University campus.

Chapter Membership

Membership in the chapter of Kappa Delta Pi depends on the following criteria:

  • Intent to continue in the field of education
  • Completing a Pre-application is required for membership

At the beginning of each semester, students are recruited for membership. Applications will be available throughout the College of Education and current KDP members will visit classes at the start of each semester to recruit for membership. Students are required to have the following requirements:

  • Leadership attributes
  • Undergraduates - must have first-term sophomore standing (30 semester hours), a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or its equivalent), and at least 12 semester hours (or equivalent) in education courses programmed, in progress, or completed.
  • Graduate students - must have regular admission status in an accredited institution, six or more semester hours (or its equivalent) in that institution, at least 12 semester hours (or its equivalent) of education courses, and a graduate - level GPA of at least 3.25 out of 4.0.

*Students may be required to be interviewed by the faculty counselor for membership.*

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Secondary Teachers Advocating Readiness (STAR)

STAR is an education club at Florida Gulf Coast University. We hold meetings and offer events based on what students need to learn to become a great educator. We focus on grades 6-12 in any subject area.

Our Mission: “The mission of STAR is to promote the teaching profession and enhance future educators’ vision, knowledge, and resources by offering forms of professional development. This club will provide opportunities to secondary education students that will help them grow in their particular fields of study.”



Monthly meetings are scheduled at the beginning of the semester based on times that are convenient to the majority of members.

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