Ohio Teachers Get UB Online Program

By Mary Cochrane

Release Date: August 23, 2006 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- This fall, teachers in Ohio won't have to drive across state lines in order to earn a master's degree in education from the University at Buffalo.

The UB Graduate School of Education's 33-credit online program, which has been offered to New York State teachers for more than five years, will be available to Ohio educators starting with the fall 2006 semester. A similar online degree in general education with a focus on science in the public also is available in Ohio.

The program features a diverse curriculum with an emphasis on technology in education. It also includes coursework in areas such as exceptional education, globalization, curriculum, educational standards and writing.

Applicants need not provide GRE scores, but must have maintained a 3.0 undergraduate GPA while earning a bachelor's degree at an accredited university. Graduates of the program earn a master's degree in general education along with a certificate of completion in technology in education.

Although the program is designed for individuals already working in education, it is open to others interested in the field. Past students have included teachers from all disciplines, employees of school districts, parents and childcare workers.

The Graduate School of Education is accepting students for fall 2006. Space is limited to 20 students for each cohort. Interested persons may visit http://www.gse.buffalo.edu/distancelearning to find out more about the program. Applicants may apply online or contact distance learning coordinator Louise Lalli at (716) 645-2478, ext. 1276, or by email at gsedl@buffalo.edu.