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 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 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.