Fordham University Graduate School of Education

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Curriculum & Teaching 

Master of Science in Education (MSE) 
• Childhood Special Education
• Early Childhood Special Education
• Professional Certifications 

Master of Science in Teaching (MST) 
• Adolescence Education 
• Bilingual Childhood Education
• Childhood Education
• Early Childhood Education
• Initial Teaching Certifications

Doctoral Programs 
• EdD in Educational Leadership, Administration & Policy
• PhD in Church & Non-public Leadership
• PhD in Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary Research (CLAIR)
• PhD in Innovation in Curriculum & Instruction

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

Educational Leadership 
• Advanced Certificate Program (School District Leadership)
• MSE in Administration & Supervision–Faith Based & Private
• MSE in School Building Leadership (accelerated program) 

School Psychology
• Advanced Certificate in Bilingual School Psychology
• Advanced Certificate in School Psychology
• PhD in School Psychology 

Advanced Certificates
• Adolescence 
• Bilingual Education
• Childhood Special Education
• Early Childhood Special Education
• Middle Childhood Education

The Fordham University Graduate School of Education (GSE) offers more than 40 master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs in Counseling & School Psychology, Educational Leadership, Interdisciplinary Research, and Teaching. 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, working 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 top-notch 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 for 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 as well as 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, blending theory and practice to produce confident and nimble leaders who are capable of solving educational problems at both micro and macro levels. Within the Administration and Supervision degrees, students 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 different counseling areas (career, group, family, multicultural); human development; developmental disorders; assessment; program development and evaluation; research methods; and ethics into their work.Programs are available at the master’s level in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling; at the advanced certificate level in School Psychology and Bilingual School Psychology; and at the doctoral level in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology.  

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 just beyond that, students can take full advantage of all the wonderful things New York City has to offer. 

What our students say... 
“I wanted to challenge existing research, so I decided to go to Fordham because it has a social justice lens and is doing work in improvement science.”
— Gail Joyner
EdD in Educational Leadership, Administration & Policy 

“Fordham believed in me—they opened the doors and gave me the opportunity to succeed. If you’re seeking to make a positive difference in the lives of children, this place can launch your career.”
Hassan Payano
MS in Education graduate

“I loved the design of my program—it was immediately relevant to the job I was already doing and embedded with social justice, ethics, and equity principles. We learned how to be agents of change.”
— Amy Kaiser
EdD in Educational Leadership, Administration & Policy 

“GSE’s program uses improvement science to tackle real educational problems. Classes seemed to be divinely aligned with the work that I do; I can practice my learning in real time with my staff and my
— Rosalyn Barnes
EdD in Educational Leadership, Administration & Policy

Rankings & Recognitions
• Ranked #39 among the “Top 50 Graduate Schools of Education” in the country | U.S. News & World Report

• Ranked #25 among 2020’s “Best Online Programs” for curriculum and instruction | U.S. News & World Report

• Ranked #13 among 150 schools with online Doctor of Education programs |

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42 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Curriculum & Instruction              
Early Childhood Education            
Educational Administration          
Educational Leadership        
Educational Policy              
Educational Psychology              
Elementary Education            
School Counseling                
School Psychology              
Secondary Education              
Special Education            
TESOL Education            
Teaching English              
Teaching Foreign Language              
Teaching History              
Teaching Math              
Teaching Science              


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894 students

192 full-time

702 part-time




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