Online Degree Programs

The University at Albany offers the following fully online degree programs.

 

College if Engineering and Applied Science       

School of Education

School of Public Health




BS in Informatics

The University launched a fully online Bachelor of Science degree in Informatics, beginning in the fall of 2015.  The BS in Informatics is a unique opportunity for students to study the application of technology across disciplines.  The degree is a combined major and minor, requiring a total of 54 credits.  This includes 33 credits of required core courses that focus on the relationship between technology and society, the use of various technologies across platforms, and programming fundamentals.  Emphasis is also placed on providing students with various opportunity to gain real-world experience, which comprises the 9 credits of experiential learning.

For more information on this program, including required courses, please contact the Department of Informatics: (518) 442-3171(518) 442-3171 or email infinfo@albany.edu.

 


 



MS in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology (CDIT)

This program is designed for those who wish to extend their expertise in curriculum and instruction, and for those with an interest in instructional design and technology. This program can be completed either through classroom-based or online coursework.

For more information on this program, including required courses, please visit:  http://www.albany.edu/cdit.

 


 

MS in Childhood Education

The MS in Childhood Education is intended for teachers who already have initial certification in either of these areas. In either an online or campus-based format, the program focuses on responsive teaching and empowerment for students and teachers. Newly revised in 2013, the coursework brings together current research and policy to prepare teachers to teach children from Birth to Grade 6. Coursework addresses the key components of literacy and content areas instruction, including literacy development, children's literature, science, mathematics, social studies, writing instruction, literacy engagement, strategic literacy instruction, assessment, data-based decision making, critical literacy, family partnerships, and the Common Core Standards. Initial teaching certification in Early Childhood or Childhood is required for admission into this program. The program provides the MS degree needed for progessional certification in New York State in the area of your original initial certificate (i.e., Childhood or Early Childhood). If you are interested in obtaining your literacy certification, please consider the MS in Literacy degree.

For more information on this program, including required courses, please visit: http://www.albany.edu/reading/programs_offered.php.

  


 

MS in Early Childhood

The MS In Early Childhood is intended for teachers who already have initial certification in either of these areas. In either an online, or campus-based format, the program focuses on responsive teaching and empowerment for students and teachers. Newly revised in 2013, the coursework brings together current research and policy to prepare teachers to teach children from Birth to Grade 6. Coursework addresses the key components of literacy and content areas instruction, including literacy development, children's literature, science, mathematics, social studies, writing instruction, literacy engagement, strategic literacy instruction, assessment, data-based decision making, critical literacy, family partnerships, and the Common Core Standards. Initial teaching certification in Early Childhood or Childhood is required for admission into this program. The program provides the MS degree needed for professional certification in New York State in the area of your original initial certificate (i.e., Childhood or Early Childhood). If you are interested in obtaining your literacy certification, please consider the MS in Literacy degree.

For more information on this program, including required courses, please visit: http://www.albany.edu/reading/programs_offered.php.

 


 

MS in Reading

The MS in Reading degree is intended for people who work in literacy settings, yet not in the traditional B-12 school settings requiring teacher certification. For example, literacy volunteers, international students, parents, private school providers, after school program coordinators, counselors in prison settings, and so forth, may apply for this graduate degree. It is also open to teachers with expired certification who are interested in working in the non-school setting. The intent of the program is to help graduate students learn about teaching literacy, especially how to engage children and young adults in literacy learning. While all students will take certain required courses, there is flexibility built into the program structure to encourage individual interests. This program does NOT lead to teacher certification.

For more information on this program, including required courses, please visit: http://www.albany.edu/reading/programs_offered.php.

 


 

 
Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching (COLT)

The School of Education at the University at Albany offers a Certificate program in Online Learning and Teaching (COLT).

For more information on this program, including required courses, please visit:  http://www.albany.edu/registrar/certificate_online_learning_and_teaching.htm.

 


 

Certificate in Adolescent Special Education for Childhood Special Educators

For certified childhood special educators with knowledge regarding best practices in special education so they can also serve those learners with special needs at the adolescent level. Students will become familiar with research-validated components of development and instruction at the adolescent level. The program meets the academic requirements for initial and professional certification in Teaching Students with Disabilities Generalist (grades 7-12).

For more information on this program, including required courses, please visit:
http://www.albany.edu/graduatebulletin/adolescent_special_education_childhood_spe_agc.php

 


 

Certificate in Adolescent Special Education for Content Teachers

For certified grade 7-12 content area teachers to become knowledgeable regarding best practices in special education so they can serve those learners with the greatest needs. Students will become familiar with research-validated components of effective assessment, instruction, and behavior management. The program meets the academic requirements for initial and professional certification for Students with Disabilities Generalist (grades 7-12).

For more information on this program, including required courses, please visit:
http://www.albany.edu/graduatebulletin/adolescent_special_education_content_teachers_agc.php



 

Certificate in Public Health: Fundamentals and Principles (CPH-FP)

The School of Public Health at the University at Albany offers a Certificate program in Public Health Fundamentals and Principles (CPH-FP). The Certificate is aimed at preparing students for the continuously changing challenges in public health. Students may choose to take the required courses either online or in class. Building upon the School's relationship with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and local health departments, the program acknowledges the emerging need for creative educational modalities in public health.

For more information on this program, including required courses, please visit: http://www.albany.edu/sph_work/planofstudy.shtml.

 


 

 

MPH in Public Health Practice

The School of Public Health at the University at Albany offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Public Health Practice. The program provides an opportunity for professionals seeking their MPH degree while working in the field of public health. Like the traditional MPH program, this concentration provides a strong academic foundation in the core disciplines of public health and opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills gained to real-world public health practice. The program is open to students with at least three years of experience in public health or a related health field.

For more information on this program, including required courses, please visit: http://www.albany.edu/sph/17772.php.

 


 

Certificate in Global Health

The Graduate Certificate in Global Health Studies was designed to attract both current MPH students and practicing health professionals who are interested in expanding their understanding of global health issues and was developed in response to several trends including the interconnectedness of the world today; increased awareness of the spread and impact of health crises and risks worldwide; and as part of the growing global focus of the UAlbany curriculum. Global health involves the most fundamental values of society: social justice and health equity; collaboration and partnerships; capacity building; and ethical reasoning. Students of global health will acquire competencies that can be applied in both international and domestic settings, including project management, strategic analysis, and social, cultural, and political awareness.

For more information on this program, including required courses, please visit:
http://www.albany.edu/globalhealth/certificate.php

 


 

Certificate in Public Health Surveillance and Preparedness

The School of Public Health’s Certificate in Public Health Surveillance and Preparedness program offers formal training in public health preparedness with a focus on bioterrorism and infectious disease. A major advantage of the Certificate is the availability of most required courses through distance education as well as the traditional in-class modality. This flexibility enables the Certificate to build upon the School of Public Health’s goals of providing public health education to working professionals and upgrading the skills of the public health workforce. The Certificate’s close association with the Center for Public Health Preparedness provides access to a rich database of training and education resources for both students and faculty.

For more information on this program, including required courses, please visit:
http://www.albany.edu/graduatebulletin/public_health_surveillance_preparedness_certificate.htm