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Florida Board of Governors Approves FGCU Doctoral Degree in Education

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University announces the approval of a doctoral degree in Education. The Florida Board of Governors approved the program September 16, following approval by the FGCU Board of Trustees.

The research-based degree program will have two concentrations, Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction. These two concentrations were chosen as they address identified need and demand in Southwest Florida.

"The program emphasizes the growth and transformation of educational professionals as they focus on organizational management and effectiveness issues; and the development, implementation, and evaluation of curricula," said dean of College of Education at FGCU Marci Greene. "The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to design and implement strategies that improve practice and outcomes in schools."

Current students enrolled in the Educational Specialist degree program may transition to the doctoral program in summer 2011. A new cohort will begin in fall 2012.

For more information contact Greene at (239) 590-7781.

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