School of Education


Welcome to the School of Education at Florida SouthWestern State College!


Florida SouthWestern State College’s School of Education provides a rigorous learning environment ensuring teacher candidates will achieve their greatest potential through Principles of Excellence. Building on a strong pedagogical, ethical and socially conscious foundation that fosters creativity and innovation.

Florida SouthWestern State College’s School of Education produces graduates equipped to contribute to the diverse community of life-long learners in Southwest Florida.


“Because of the FSW Education Program that included knowledgeable instructors passing on the value of a real world approach to data driven instruction and the complex educational needs of students today, I entered the teaching arena on the very first day possessing the highest quality of teaching skills required to effectively educate a diverse culture of students with a wide variety of social and educational needs. The rewards of the FSW program are obvious when my students in the most difficult circumstances and limited ability ranges achieve far beyond what they ever thought they would be capable of.”

Deborah Nearon
Lehigh Acres Middle School