FGCU Emergency Management Advisory

Sept. 27, 2022 | FGCU is canceling all classes and non-essential campus activities Thursday and Friday. FGCU leaders will evaluate methods for students to make up for lost instructional time, which will likely include the use of planned study dates as regular academic class. Please expect updates to the academic calendar once we return to normal operations. For storm updates, visit fgcu.edu/emergencymanagement.

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TIP Tuition Assistance

Applying for Financial Aid

  1. Complete all necessary requirements through the Office of Financial Aid.  Notify the Office of Financial Aid that you are seeking Teacher Certification at the Graduate level.
  2. Take a minimum of two qualifying courses per semester.
  3. Contact your TIP Advisor to start the Financial Aid process. 
  4. Be sure to notify your advisor when planning your program of study that you will be applying for financial aid.

Financial Aid is available for the following courses (not all courses in the program qualify for Financial Aid).

Core Courses:


EDF 6215 Learning Principles

EDG 6356 Instructional Models & Strategies

EDF 5443 Measurement & Evaluation for Teachers

EDF 5259 Classroom Management and Organization

RED 5147L Developmental Reading

One Methods Course (Secondary Education Applicants Only):


LAE 6325 Language Arts Methods

MAE 6336 Math Methods

SCE 6366 Science Methods 6-12

SSE 6326 Social Studies Methods 6-12


FGCU Foundation Scholarships

 Schulze Future Teacher Scholarships (Post-baccalaureate)  $11,400 scholarship award that covers tuition into the Teacher Immersion Program (TIP), a graduate-level teacher education program in the College of Education. Interested students should contact Dr. Cynthia Martelli, TIP coordinator in the College of Education.

  •  Requirements: Practical, competent knowledge in a STEM subject. Applicants must be accepted to the TIP program and passed a Subject Area Exam (SAE) in a STEM subject area to be considered.
  •  Preferred Requirements: STEM baccalaureate or master degree, career in the discipline, now wishing to pursue teaching.
Teachers in Classroom


Dr. Cynthia Martelli
Merwin Hall #253
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965


(239) 590-7765