Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision

Fordham University Graduate School of Education (GSE) will enhance its national and international recognition as a leader in the generation and dissemination of knowledge and skills for teachers, counselors, psychologists, school administrators, and other educational practitioners and scholars who serve diverse populations.

Our Mission

In keeping with the University’s Jesuit tradition of rigorous academic endeavor, service to complex urban and metropolitan communities, and dedication to the intellectual, moral, and socioemotional development of the individual, our mission is to:

  • create and nurture an inclusive, dynamic, intellectual, and reflective community that generates knowledge and promotes inquiry and excellence; 
  • prepare teachers, counselors, psychologists, school administrators, researchers and other professionals who are committed to social justice, personal responsibility and equity for all learners; 
  • apply and expand the theory and knowledge of their disciplines through the use of reflective pedagogy to meet the changing educational needs of children and adults from richly diverse communities; 
  • and serve national and international educational communities regardless of race, cultural background, religion and ethnicity.