University at Albany’s nationally ranked online graduate programs in education

June 12, 2017

UAlbany’s School of Education's ONLINE graduate degrees recently ranked 6th among 262 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Their 20 years of experience in online learning has made them the top-ranked online graduate education program in New York State and the Northeast. Graduate students in their programs can typically mix their courses-online and on-campus-as best fits their schedules and their learning preferences, and students work with the same renowned UAlbany professors whether on campus or online. The School of Education designs its programs to meet the needs of teachers, administrators, and specialists. Here are some of the new and recognized offerings that maybe of interest to faculty and staff members in your school. 


Certificates (15 graduate credits):

  • Adolescent Special Education.  For current content teachers and childhood special educators who seek to extend their certification to include teaching students with disabilities at the adolescent level (grades 7-12). 

  • Computing Education.  For teachers seeking to incorporate computational thinking as a new literacy in their courses or to develop effective and engaging curricula in computer science.

  • Online Teaching and Learning.  For faculty and staff seeking to build practical skills in and understanding of online teaching and learning.  Credits in this program can apply to the Curriculum Development & Instructional Technology master’s degree.

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.  For NYS-certified teachers with a master’s degree seeking to fulfill the NYS certification requirements to address the needs of English as a New Language (ENL) students.

Master of Science (MS) degrees (30 graduate credits):

  • Curriculum Development & Instructional Technology.  For experienced faculty and staff who wish to broaden and deepen their expertise in these areas.  Initially certified faculty also can use this degree to pursue professional certification in a “related area.” 

  • Early Childhood and Childhood Education.  For teachers seeking additional coursework across core subject areas, with a special focus on literacy instruction.  For initially certified teachers, this online degree will lead to professional certification in early childhood or childhood education. 

  • Reading.  For professionals outside of traditional school settings who seek a thorough understanding of literacy development and education but do not require teacher certification.  These graduate students will learn how to teach and engage children and young adults in literacy learning.


Busy educational professionals seek online opportunities for academic growth that are excellent in quality, accessible year-round both online and on-campus, and affordable.  They can rely on a trusted regional partner with a national reputation—UAlbany’s School of Education.  Individual online courses in diverse areas are also available for non-degree students.


For additional information on online and on-campus programs, or how to apply or register for a program or a single course, please contact our Pathways Into Education (PIE) Center at 518-442-3529 or

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