Fordham University Graduate School of Education

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Advanced Certificates 
• Advanced Teaching Exceptional Adolescents with Subject Area (now also available online)
• Advanced TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
• Bilingual Education
• Childhood Special Education 
• Early Childhood Special Education 
• Extensions (available for additional credits)
-Bilingual Education
-Middle Childhood Education (Grades 7-9)
-Special Education
• Literacy Leadership 
• Middle Childhood (Grades 7-9)
• Special Education: Bilingual Education 
• Special Education: TESOL

• PhD in Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary Research 

Counseling and Counseling Psychology
• MSEd in Mental Health Counseling
• MSEd in School Counseling
• PhD in Counseling Psychology

Curriculum and Teaching

Doctoral Program
• PhD in Innovation in Curriculum and Instruction

Educational Leadership
• Advanced certificate program
- School District Leadership 
• Doctoral programs
- EdD in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy
- PhD in Church and Non-public Leadership 
• Master’s programs 
- MSE in Administration and Supervision—Faith Based and Private 
- MSE in School Building Leader (accelerated program)

Master of Science in Education (MSE) Professional Certifications
• Adolescent Literacy (Grades 5-12)
• Childhood Literacy (Birth-Grade 5)
• Childhood Special Education
• Early Childhood Special Education

Master of Science in Teaching (MST) Initial Teaching Certifications
• Adolescence Education/Adolescence Special Education 
- Biology
- Chemistry
- Earth Science
- English
- Mathematics
- Physics
- Social Studies
- Special Education
• Childhood Education 
- Bilingual Childhood Education 
- Childhood Education
- Childhood Special Education (dual certification)
• Early Childhood Education
- Early Childhood and Childhood Education (dual certification)
- Early Childhood Education
- Early Childhood Special Education (dual certification)

School Psychology
• Bilingual School Psychology
• PD in School Psychology
• PhD in School Psychology

5-Year Track (BA/BS and MST)
• 36-credit MST programs
- Adolescence Education in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Mathematics, Physics, or Social Studies (Grades 7-12)
- Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
- Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2)
- TESOL (Grades PreK-12)
• 45-credit MST programs for dual certification 
- Bilingual Childhood Education 
- Childhood Special Education
- Early Childhood/Childhood Education
- Early Childhood/Special Education 
- General and Exceptional Adolescence: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Mathematics, Physics, or Social Studies 
• Non-certificate options
- Curriculum and Teaching 
- MS in English as a World Language (for international students)

• EdD in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy
• MSE in Childhood Educational Leadership 
• MST in Childhood Education 
• MST in Childhood Special Education
• MST in Early Childhood Education 
• MST in Early Childhood Special Education

The Fordham University Graduate School of Education (GSE) offers more than 40 master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs in Teaching, Educational Leadership, Counseling and School Psychology, and Interdisciplinary Research. Located in the heart of New York City, Fordham GSE integrates the city and its diverse residents into its curriculum, research, and fieldwork. GSE is committed to social justice and multiculturalism and works to improve the lives of all people, regardless of race, class, socioeconomic status, religion, or background. GSE believes that all people have the right to superior educational and psychological services. 

Teacher Education
Teacher Education at GSE includes initial and advanced certification programs for those seeking to become teachers for the first time and certified teachers looking to expand their expertise. Non-certification programs are available to those seeking other career options in education. Programs include Adolescent, Childhood, Early Childhood, and Special Education in addition to Bilingual Education, Curriculum Design, Literacy, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). 

Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership programs are designed for those looking to become school leaders and administrators. The curricula cover historical and contemporary ideologies and blend theory and practice to produce confident and nimble leaders who are capable of solving educational problems at micro and macro levels. Within the Administration and Supervision degrees, students in the department can pursue a General Administration degree or specialize in Urban or Catholic/Non-public School Education. 

Counseling and School Psychology
Counseling and School Psychology programs are based on the scientist-practitioner model and produce professionals who are able to integrate theories of counseling areas (career, group, family, multicultural); human development; developmental disorders; assessment; research methods; program development and evaluation; and ethics into their work. Programs are available at the master’s level in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling; at the professional diploma level in School Psychology and Bilingual School Psychology; and at the doctoral level in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology.

Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary Research (CLAIR)
This program prepares graduates to be competitive in diverse settings and fields in which education is at the forefront, including nonprofits, businesses, museums, schools, the entertainment industry, and the arts. 

The CLAIR PhD program caters to students in search of cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary solutions to current and anticipated issues in the very nature and delivery of education. The program structures that search through coursework in quantitative and qualitative research methods and in principles of learning, instruction, and appreciation and promotion of diversity. Students also partake in internships to gain firsthand experience with the different venues in which education occurs. 

Studying in New York City
As one of the most diverse cities in the world, New York gives Fordham GSE students opportunities to work with many different populations in schools, districts, hospitals, clinics, community organizations, and other settings.

Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus is located in the middle of it all. With Broadway a block to the east and Central Park not much farther, students can take full advantage of all the wonderful things New York City has to offer.

In addition, we offer select programs in Teaching and Educational Leadership at our Westchester campus and online. 

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59 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Adult Education            
Curriculum & Instruction            
Early Childhood Education            
Education of the Gifted              
Educational Administration          
Educational Foundations          
Educational Leadership          
Educational Policy          
Educational Research          
Elementary Education              
Multicultural Administration              
Reading & Literacy              
Reading Master Teacher                
Reading Specialist                
Secondary Education              
Special Education              
Student Affairs/Development              
TESOL Education              
Teacher Certification              
Teaching English              
Teaching History              
Teaching Math              
Teaching Other Subjects              
Teaching Science              


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167 part-time




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