Gordon College Announces Naming of Peter Herschend School of Education, Additional Programs to Accelerate Excellence in Teaching Reading
“For Gordon faculty, literacy is an issue of social responsibility and justice,” Ballock says. “This is why Gordon faculty are committed to the science of reading. We want all PK-12 students to develop into confident and skilled readers, and we know using evidence-based practices yields a benefit to all students.”
Gordon’s Graduate Public Health program has added certificates in Leadership and Health Management, Community Health and Epidemiology. The Graduate School of Education has added a certificate in the Science of Reading.
They’re experts in organic chemistry, education policy and instruction, strategic communication, foreign policy, marketing and artificial intelligence, bringing decades of industry and teaching experience into Gordon’s classrooms. Get to know the nine new faces of Gordon’s faculty.
The Wright Award honors a Gordon graduate who is making a difference in an underserved community through education by providing funding for their personal educational pursuits and the school where they teach.
Gordon’s Education Program Named Among Best in the Nation for Preparing Future Teachers to Teach Reading
The program is among just 48 nationwide and is the only program in Massachusetts highlighted by NCTQ for going above and beyond the standards set by literacy experts for coverage of the most effective methods of reading instruction—often called the “science of reading.”