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Fordham Graduate School of Education Ranks Among Nation’s Best in 2021 U.S. News & World Report


In an announcement March 17, 2020, U.S. News and World Report again ranks the Fordham Graduate School of Education (GSE) among the top 50 graduate schools of education in the country. The school held strong in its ranking at number 39.

“I am delighted with this news,” expressed Virginia Roach, Ed.D., Dean of the Fordham Graduate School of Education. “This reflects the continued dedication of our top-tier faculty and their commitment to scholarly research, and to preparing educational leaders that positively impact students, learning, and the social and emotional needs of children, families and communities. In the coming year, we look forward to continuing our research and service to the community through a variety of programs and new initiatives.”

She continued, “This year has started off to be especially challenging for all institutions due to the impact and effects of the COVID-19 Coronavirus nationwide on campuses. Already, we are meeting those challenges by providing technical assistance to agencies, districts, and professionals who are moving educational and counseling programs online to meet the needs of the community.”

For example, our Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) has responded swiftly to the Governor’s call to close New York City public schools by preparing and providing supplemental instructional resources for students with limited English proficiency through our Regional Bilingual Educational Resource Network. Through CEP, we are canvasing the current needs of schools throughout the region who need professional development for their teachers to teach online and across content areas.

The U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. The data for the rankings in all six disciplines (business, education, engineering, law, medicine, and nursing) comes from statistical surveys of more than 2,081 programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 24,603 academics and professionals, conducted in fall 2019 and early 2020. To gather the peer assessment data, U.S. News asked deans, program directors and senior faculty to judge the academic quality of programs in their field. U.S. News also surveyed professionals who hire new graduates.

For more information, review Fordham’s ranking information here and the full rankings report here.


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