Online Degree Programs

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


 

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 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.