The Department of Educational Policy & Leadership is dedicated to enhancing the understanding and practice of educational leadership and policy at all levels of the education system, cradle-to-career. We advance this mission through our programs of teaching, research, and engagement with practitioners and scholars in the field. We offer doctoral, master’s and advanced graduate certificates in higher education leadership, educational policy, and school leadership. All programs adopt a global perspective, focusing on how international systems and policies support academic excellence. Department Page.
The Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology is a multidisciplinary endeavor devoted to research, teaching, and service in the use of psychological principles to promote lifelong growth, learning, and development in multiple life roles and contexts. Department Page.
The Department of Educational Theory and Practice (ETAP) is a vibrant and inclusive community of students and faculty. In this community, students and faculty dream and challenge, create and examine, test and implement the best of what education can be to meet the contemporary learning needs of society wherever those arise.
ETAP faculty have built working relationships with schools, universities, businesses, corporations, and government agencies locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
The Department offers programs for advanced study and research in Language and Literacy, Instructional Design and Technology, Mathematics and Science education, Teaching and Learning, and Curriculum and Instruction. Department Page.
The School of Education of the University at Albany is the #1 provider of online graduate education in the Northeast, according to today’s release of U.S News & World Report's 2019 rankings.
The University also placed 8th in the nation – its third straight top 10 ranking among more than 300 universities across the United States. Universities are evaluated based on the level of student engagement, reputation among peers, services provided for online students, the quality of faculty, and the characteristics of enrolled students. Department Page.