Fordham’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) is starting off 2012 impressively.
The school recently launched a new program aimed to help struggling New York City public schools. Last week, the school announced on its blog that the scholarship-funded program, Teacher Residency Scholars Program in Adolescence Education, will combine academic coursework with an ongoing residence in a classroom setting.
The scholars—undergraduates pursuing a career in teaching—will serve as student teachers in four Bronx schools, offering participants a hands-on experience in the classroom while they assist schools in their neighborhood. Following their completion of the program, residency scholars must go on to teach in struggling New York state schools.
The program, funded by a $2.5 million grant from the state Department of Education, will allow participants to pursue a master of science in teaching degree and become eligible for certification in New York.
The Office of Admissions at GSE will hold an online information session Jan. 26.
The school also released its latest edition of GSE: Facts & Figures, which outlines the school’s most recent statistics, including its ranking in US News & World Report’s top 20 private schools of education and its participation in the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate.
— Joanna Klimaski