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Alfred University-Downstate slates Brooklyn Open House for graduate programs

Alfred University-Downstate has been operating extension graduate programs in Brooklyn and on Long Island for the past four years in conjunction with the Center for Integrated Teacher Education (CITE). AU will host an Open House for all of its downstate graduate programs on Saturday, March 27, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights.

Representatives from all graduate programs will be available to provide information, application materials, and meet with individuals to discuss their particular interests in the programs.

AU’s downstate graduate programs are designed for non-traditional students who are employed in full-time positions. Classes meet for one full day each weekend, with each course consisting of five full-day class sessions to accommodate normal work schedules.

The two programs that have been operating are the master’s of science degree in education in counseling with an emphasis in school counseling, and the master’s of science in education in literacy. Approximately 200 students are enrolled in these programs each year.

AU is now operating two additional extension programs, including the master’s of business administration (MBA) and the master of professional studies (MPS) in community services administration (CSA), a degree in public administration.

The courses offered in AU’s downstate programs follow the exact same curricula as the courses on the campus in Alfred. Instructors include AU faculty and adjunct faculty who are experienced in the areas in which they are teaching.

To obtain a brochure and application information, please contact Tim Werner, manager of professional service for CITE at For academic information regarding the programs, please contact, Dr. Jay Cerio, director of Downstate Graduate Programs, at