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Focus on Improvement Science Key to Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy Program’s Success

Focus on Improvement Science Key to Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy Program’s Success

Fordham’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) has recently redesigned its doctoral program, using the principles of improvement science and a social justice perspective to help educational leaders better investigate and find solutions for persistent problems of practice in their schools and districts. This unique approach to understanding and addressing problems within a school system is …

New Partnership Provides WiFi Access to Yonkers

New Partnership Provides WiFi Access to Yonkers

Fordham University has partnered with the Westchester County Association, the City of Yonkers, STEM Alliance, Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE), and Westhab, to help launch the Yonkers Zone (Y-Zone). By utilizing Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum, the newly deployed, digital opportunity zone provides free internet access to approximately 250 to 400 need-based households in …

In Fordham Lecture, New York Schools Leader Outlines ‘Moral and Economic Imperative’ to Remove Educational Inequities

In Fordham Lecture, New York Schools Leader Outlines ‘Moral and Economic Imperative’ to Remove Educational Inequities

Photo courtesy of the New York State Department of Education In a recent Fordham-sponsored lecture, one of New York’s most powerful education leaders stressed the need for new perspectives and bold action to “recast what is possible for all students.” “This is a time to think and act differently, and to dismantle the many unfounded …

Bronx Cohort Turns to ELAP Program to Target Problems and Create Solutions Using Improvement Science

Bronx Cohort Turns to ELAP Program to Target Problems and Create Solutions Using Improvement Science

In the fall of 2020, Fordham’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) expanded and focused part of its Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy (ELAP) program around Bronx educational priorities, in partnership with the Bronx Executive Superintendent’s Office. This program concentration grew out of recognition by Bronx educational leaders that there was a need to …

Future Early Childhood/Childhood Education Teachers Awarded Valerie A. Rowe Scholarships

Future Early Childhood/Childhood Education Teachers Awarded Valerie A. Rowe Scholarships

On October 19, 2021, Fordham University president Father Joseph McShane, S.J., Valerie Rowe, Ph.D., and Fordham Graduation School of Education dean José Luis Alvarado, Ph.D., gathered with faculty, staff and families to award the 2021 Valerie A Rowe Scholarships to three future early childhood/childhood education teachers. The scholarships provide merit-based aid to full-time students in …

GSE Professors Receive $1.25M U.S. Dept. of Ed. Award for Early Childhood Teachers and School Psychologists Training

GSE Professors Receive $1.25M U.S. Dept. of Ed. Award for Early Childhood Teachers and School Psychologists Training

This fall, professor of curriculum and teaching Chun Zhang, Ph.D., and professor of school psychology Yi Ding, Ph.D., were notified of their successful collaboration to secure a five-year, $1.25M grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)* to address educating children with disabilities. Young children with high-intensity needs face many …

Rosalyn Barnes, Ed.D., GSE ’21 Winner of the National 2021 Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award

Rosalyn Barnes, Ed.D., GSE ’21 Winner of the National 2021 Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award

The Fordham Graduate School of Education’s Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy (ELAP)  program is proud to announce that Rosalyn Barnes, Ed.D., GSE ‘21, is the 2021 Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award winner, for her work entitled: Transforming School-Wide Professional Development Using Culturally Relevant Pedagogy to Engage …

Fordham Partners with Bronx School to Revive Playground

Fordham Partners with Bronx School to Revive Playground

Photos by Dana Maxson An old Bronx school playground will soon be revitalized, thanks in part to Fordham’s ongoing work with the school and the community. On Tuesday, Oct. 5, members of the Fordham community, the Trust for Public Land, the Department of Environmental Protection, elected officials, and staff and students from two Bronx public …

Social Justice, Equity in Education Focus Attract Educational Leadership Student to Fordham Graduate School of Education

Social Justice, Equity in Education Focus Attract Educational Leadership Student to Fordham Graduate School of Education

He remembers attending a Fordham Rams men’s basketball game with his own basketball team as a kid, and recalls telling himself that he would attend Fordham University one day. Brandon Farmer, now a master’s student in the Graduate School of Education’s (GSE) school building leadership program, never knew that ambition would come to fruition many …

Master’s Teaching Student Appreciates Graduate School of Education’s Emphasis on the Art of Teaching

Master’s Teaching Student Appreciates Graduate School of Education’s Emphasis on the Art of Teaching

“I was looking for a master’s program that focuses on the art of teaching,” says 2nd –year M.S.T. adolescence mathematics/special education master’s student Priyanka Menezes, and I wasn’t finding that at most of the programs I considered.” She emphasized, “To me, while it’s certainly important to know your content, it’s even more critical at this …

1,700 Schools Served By GSE's Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN)
#1 Online Educational Leadership Master's Program for Catholic Educators, Onlinemasters.com, 2019
$2.4 million in school-based aid in 2021 to its students Known also as institutional aid, these GSE awards are given to make pursuing a graduate degree more affordable and to attract a broad range of students.
Top 20 GSE Curriculum and Instruction Online Program U.S. News & World Report, 2021