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10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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FGCU College of Education Receives Accreditation from NCATE

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The College of Education at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) received accreditation through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Accreditation was granted at the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels. This accreditation decision indicates that the unit and its programs meet rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community. The next onsite visit will take place in spring 2019.

"We are so proud to be the only nationally accredited teacher preparation program in Southwest Florida," said Dean for the College of Education Marci Greene. "This is indeed the highest stamp of quality a college of education can receive. Our stellar education faculty, programs and school partnerships, our emphasis on rigorous entrance requirements, small classes, field experiences across urban-suburban and rural schools, and assessments linked to best practices all contribute to making the College of Education distinct. We are committed to preparing highly qualified candidates who are highly competent to serve in diverse communities."

Founded in 1954, NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a specialized accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education. NCATE and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) have consolidated and are now transitioning into the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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

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