Graduate School : Education

AU Grad Student tutoring childThe Education Division at Alfred University adheres to the guiding principals and standards set by the New York State Department of Education. Our program provides students with

  • The knowledge and competence to meet New York State pedagogical standards;
  • Breadth and depth of knowledge in content areas;
  • Strong communication skills and their use in the classroom;
  • An understanding of the developmental stages of the learner;
  • An understanding of the social context of education and schools;
  • Effective classroom management techniques;
  • Motivational principles, multiple approaches to instruction, use of technology, and the ability to facilitate active learning and student achievement;
  • Principles and procedures of an organization, implementation of lessons, and methods for helping learners achieve intended objectives.

A program in Literacy is offered.