School of Education

By the Numbers

  • Total enrollment: 1,294
  • Master's: 730
  • Graduate Certificates: 67
  • Doctoral: 337

School of Education

Major Highlights

The School of Education launched a new 15-credit program leading to a certificate of graduate study in teacher leadership. This interdepartmental program is designed to assist teacher leaders in such roles as mentors, literacy coaches, National Board Certified Teachers, National Writing Project participants, assessment coordinators, professional development providers, and cooperating teachers.

Jason Lane, educational administration and policy studies, was selected as a Fulbright New Century Scholar for the 2009-10 program. He traveled to Dubai to study the development of international branch campuses in the Middle East.

The School released a new study that sheds light on best practices among high-performing New York high schools. The study, What Makes High Schools Work: How higher-performing high schools in New York adapt and thrive, was conducted by researchers at the School's Just for the Kids-New York project.

Tisha Y. Lewis, a doctoral student in reading, received the 2008 J. Michael Parker Award from the National Reading Conference for her research in adult literacy.

Faculty Awards and Recognition

Distinguished Professor Arthur Applebee, educational theory and practice, was named to the National Academy of Education's Working Group on Reading and Literacy.

Joseph E. Bowman, Jr., associate professor, educational theory and practice, and director of Center for Urban Youth and Technology, has been reappointed to a second five-year term on the New York State Board of Regents.   Dr. Bowman also received a 2009 UAlbany Alumni Association Excellence in Education Award for extraordinary distinction in the field of education.

Distinguished Professor Judith Langer, educational theory and practice, has been named an Inaugural Fellow of the American Educational Research Association .

Heinz-Dieter Meyer, associate professor, educational administration and policy studies, received the State Academy of Public Administration's 2008 Robert P. Kerker Research Award.

Pamela Théroux, assistant professor, educational administration and policy studies, was an invited participant and presenter at a first-time, international think-tank conference, Research in Engineering Education Symposium, convened in Davos, Switzerland.

New Grants

Abbe Herzig, assistant professor, educational theory and practice, $1.7 million, National Science Foundation, “GEMSTONES: Graduate Education in the Mathematical Sciences to Nurture Every Student.”

Deborah May, professor, and Kevin Quinn, associate professor, educational psychology and methodology, $799,186, U.S. Department of Education, to support special education doctoral training.

Major Gifts

Generous donors established two new scholarships.

The Michael C. Hoffman Endowed Scholarship supports School of Education graduate students who are providing direct services to students in the Albany, Schenectady, Troy, or Cohoes school districts.

The Dr. Frank J. Filippone '41, '48 – Hillside House Scholarship supports graduate students from the School of Education, School of Social Welfare, and/or College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology who demonstrate an interest in helping people with developmental disabilities.