Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education ranks in the top 20% of online post-secondary programs reviewed, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Online Graduate Education rankings. The survey ranked 311 online graduate education programs across the nation.
“Being ranked as a 2019 Best Online Program is a testament to the caliber of teaching at Fordham, and underscores the enthusiasm of our professors to deliver top educational leadership and teaching courses through alternative pathways,” stated Virginia Roach, Dean at Fordham Graduate School of Education. “We thank everyone who made a contribution to this high placement on the U.S. News & World Report list.”
Fordham’s Graduate School of Education began offering online courses in 2017. As of 2019, students can pursue a degree in seven program areas:
Master of Science in Teaching Online Programs
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Special Education
Childhood Special Education
Early Childhood and Childhood Education
Master of Science Online Program
Catholic Educational Leadership
Doctor of Education Online Program
Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy
For this ranking, U.S. News ranked schools based on five general categories: student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, expert opinions from high-ranking academic officials, and student excellence. Within these categories, U.S. News accounts for a variety of factors, including graduation rate, class size, time to degree earned, student indebtedness, support services and teacher preparedness to teach distance learners.
The GSE’s programs scored highly on faculty credentials and training, services and technologies, and student excellence. These elements are particularly important to students considering an online program; they want to know they’ll be learning from highly qualified faculty members in a user-friendly setting, along with other exceptionally motivated students. The online format ensures that wherever they are, students will be able to continue to develop specific knowledge and skills that positively impact their careers.
To learn more about the Fordham Graduate School of Education’s online programs, visit: https://gseonline.fordham.edu/.
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