Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Elevate Your Leadership Potential With Innovative Education-based Graduate Programs

FGCU's Graduate Programs provide educators and industry leaders with vital consultative, supervisory, and transdisciplinary skills for management roles in education and diverse sectors. Candidates also master the latest learning technologies. As the region's only comprehensive public university, FGCU offers a post-master's program focused on current research and best practices, creating skilled practitioners in instruction or leadership. The demanding dissertation process offers tailored chances to investigate critical questions about policy, practice, and learning design.

Available Delivery Formats: Online, On Campus, Hybrid (both online and on campus)

"Among Best Online Master’s in Education Programs"

By U.S. News & World Report

Among Best Online Master's in Education Programs by U.S. News & World Report

Application Information

The deadline for application of Tuition Waivers:

Fall Deadline: 5:00pm, May 1st

Spring Deadline: 5:00pm, October 1st

Summer Deadline: 5:00pm, March 1st

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Graduate Programs

Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum & Instruction (M.Ed.)

The Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed. graduate program is tailored for educators aspiring to step into pivotal leadership and administrative roles within K-12 schools or school districts. This program opens doors to a diverse range of exciting career paths, including Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Curriculum Specialist, Reading Specialist, ESOL Program Specialist, and Staff Development Specialist at agencies for adults with disabilities.

Educational Leadership Med

Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)

The Educational Leadership M.Ed. graduate program prepares candidates for prominent roles in educational settings and empowers current leaders to elevate their performance and effectiveness in their leadership positions.

Educational Leadership P12

Educational Leadership, PreK-12 Concentration (M.A.)

The Educational Leadership M.A. (PreK-12) graduate program is crafted for ambitious individuals aspiring to take on pivotal leadership roles in PreK-12 education, or training divisions within diverse sectors like business, healthcare, public service, and non-profit community organizations.

Educational Leadership Higher Ed

Educational Leadership, Higher Education Concentration (M.A.) 

The Educational Leadership M.A. (Higher Education) graduate program equips students with the skills and knowledge to excel in influential administrative roles within the realms of higher education, business, healthcare, and public service. Examples of professional areas of work for program graduates include academic advising, residential life, academic support services, educational research, curriculum planning, TRIO, veterans services, student life, public relations, and more. 

Instructional Design Ed Tech

Instructional Design & Ed Tech (M.A.)

The Instructional Design & Ed Tech M.A. graduate program is for creative professionals seeking opportunities in instructional design, instructional technology, educational media, and applied research in learning settings (e.g., PreK-12, higher education, museums/libraries/non-profits, and other industry training environments). 

Founders Cup

School Counseling (M.A.)

The School Counseling M.A. graduate program is designed for aspiring professionals eager to make a profound impact as certified school counselors, empowering both K-12 students and their families

Special Education

Special Education (M.Ed.)

The Special Education M.A. graduate program is built for general educators—as well as those without teaching experience—who want to improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities while advancing professionally.

Doctor of Education

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

The Doctor of Education program has five concentrations, equipping professionals for distinguished roles in academia and also positioning them for leadership roles of education-related professional organizations.

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