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This research guide will help you as you prepare your edTPA portfolio, your resume and job search, and gather the resources and lesson plan ideas you need to survive your many years of teaching!

Important Grad Ed Links

The below links provide information on the programs and financial aid offered by the Graduate School of Education.

Fordham University Graduate School of Education

Welcome to the New Teacher Survival Guide, a collaborative effort between the Fordham University Graduate School of Education and the Fordham University Libraries.

Within the pages of this database, graduate students entrolled in the Curriculum and Teaching Programs at the Fordham University Graduate School of Education will find numerous resources to assist in the process of unit and lesson planning construction and to prepare for initial teacher certification.

There also links to all the resources available to members of the Fordham community through the Fordham University library catalog and databases.  Access to these resources will grant graduate students and current teachers the oppportunity to further their professional development, through access to the latest theories in education and to numerous resources which they can use within their classrooms.

For more information about the Graduate School of Education, examine the viewbook online.

How will this guide help you? How can you help this guide?

As previously stated, the purpose of this guide is to offer pre-service teachers and  current teachers resources that will allow them to build a rich library of resources for their curricular and instructional needs.  There are sample lesson plans, unit plans, assessments, and rubrics that will help you jumpstart your planning.

For an example of what these pages look like, check out the Lesson Plans, Adolescent Social Studies page.  Soon, there will be a page for every age group and discipline.  If you are interested in submitting lesson plans and other resources, please email Christina Iannacone, ciannacone@fordham.edu.

Also, leave comments throughout the LibGuide if you have any additional resources that you think would benefit other pre-service teachers and teachers.

What do Teachers Make?

As you begin your first year of teaching, there will be ups and downs.  When times get tough, seek support in your friends and colleagues.  The below video is also a reminder of why teaching is an amazing profession and completely worthwhile.

The Fordham Libraries

Fordham University Libraries are at three major locations: the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx; the Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan; and the Westchester Campus Library in Harrison. Fordham University Libraries own more than 2,000,000 volumes and subscribe to over 15,500 periodicals and 50,000 electronic journals and is a depository for United States Government documents. Fordham University Libraries own many special collections of rare books and manuscripts covering a variety of subjects including Americana, Jesuitica, the French Revolution, and Criminology. The library also provides access to over 60,000 electronic books.

Here are some resources that the Fordham Libraries has available for research in education:

Education Research Guide

To access these resources, log-in Off Campus via the VPN:

  • Navigate to the VPN Site: http://vpn.fordham.edu
  • Login:
         Fordham AccessIT ID
         username & password.
  • Select Libraries from the menu.
  • Select the electronic resources you wish to use.

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