Program of Study
You can complete this master's program online.
Educational and Social Thought: 3 credits
Sample courses: Teachers in Context; Communication, Technology and the Knowledge-Building Enterprise.
Human Learning and Development: 3 credits
Sample course: Learning in the Academic Disciplines.
Instructional Theory and Practice
Sample courses: Understanding Learning and Teaching, Systematic Design of Instruction.
Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology: 3 credits
Sample courses: Fundamentals of Program Development, Perspectives in Bilingual Education, Contemporary Patterns in Teaching, Media in Teaching and Learning, Educational Computing, Teaching and Learning with Logo, Approaches to English Grammar.
Research: 3 credits
Sample courses: Critical Introduction to Educational Research Paradigms, Research in Practice, Master's Thesis in Educational Theory and Practice.
Supporting Courses: 15 credits
Chose five courses in your area of interest.
For more information, contact Dr. Jason Vickers at [email protected].
Earn NYS Professional Teacher Certification
The MS in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology at UAlbany is an alternative track to professional certification in teaching in the State of New York. The master’s is classified as a related program of study and is approved through the NYSED transcript review process.
Become a Trainer
Pursue a career training adult learners. In these positions, you apply principles of curriculum development, instructional design, and instructional technology in corporate training departments, and other education settings.
The School of Education has been delivering exemplary online courses for more than 20 years. In 2019, UAlbany online graduate programs in education were ranked 8th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
You can earn your master’s degree part-time or full-time through online courses and/or campus-based evening and summer classes that work with your schedule.
In this designated OpenSUNY+ program, you also have access to comprehensive support services including a 24/7 help desk, online tutoring, and personal advising.
Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.
- Our students demonstrate the ability to integrate educational theory in the service of guiding effective instructional decision making.
- Our students use technology effectively to support collaboration and engagement in the process of knowledge construction.
- Our students promote meaningful, engaged learning for diverse students, regardless of their race, gender, ethnic heritage, or cultural background
Careers and Advisement
The Pathways Into Education (PIE) Center is the central office on campus serving undergraduate, graduate, and prospective students interested in pursuing careers in education and programs leading to teacher certification.
Please call or email to schedule an appointment.
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