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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Fordham Graduate School of Education #25 for Best Online Program in Curriculum and Instruction


In just two short years, the Fordham Graduate School of Education (GSE) has entered the ranks of being named as one of the 2020 Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report. In the rankings released today, January 14, 2020, Fordham Graduate School of Education is ranked #25 in the category of Curriculum and Instruction.

“The creativity and energy our faculty bring to the online classroom and community is mirrored in the enthusiasm and skill demonstrated by our students in their classwork and in their clinical placements. We are thrilled that their work has been recognized through this ranking,” expressed Virginia Roach, Ed.D., Dean, Fordham Graduate School of Education.

Professor Su-Je Cho, Chair of the Division of Curriculum and Teaching, echoed the Dean’s sentiment saying, “I have taught in our online program since the program got up and running almost two years ago.  I have enjoyed teaching my courses because my students are extremely motivated and serious about their learning. The use of cutting-edge technology makes our teaching and learning fun and educational.”

Candidates in Fordham’s online Ed.D. program receive a comprehensive learning experience that seamlessly delivers the campus and classroom learning online. The Ed.D. program combines online learning with hands-on experiences to encourage networking and collaboration between classmates and Fordham faculty. The online experience features:

Face-to-Face Online Classes
Students meet in weekly live classes with peers and distinguished Fordham faculty.

Multimedia Coursework
Coursework—video lectures, case studies, and assignments—all are self-paced and can be accessed 24/7 anywhere with an internet connection.

In-Person Immersions
Classmates and faculty meet in person at two immersions on the Fordham Westchester campus.

This is the first year U.S. News & World Report has ranked education master’s degrees in four specialty areas: Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Administration and Supervision, Special Education and Educational/Instructional Media Design. The rankings are based entirely on responses to a peer assessment survey that was distributed. For each specialty, respondents were asked to volunteer up to 15 institutions that they believed had strength in these areas. To be rank-eligible, a school must have received at least five ratings from peer institutions, been ranked in the main online master’s in education rankings (in other words, completed the statistical survey), and verified in the peer assessment they offer the specialty or else had this verified by U.S. News & World Report.

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