- The Learning Environment
The Learning Environment
The Department of Learning and Instruction (LAI) is devoted to educating teachers and conducting research related to all areas of teaching and learning. We offer graduate degrees (at both the master's and doctoral levels), advanced graduate certificates including certification programs for teacher education, and an undergraduate Education Minor.
The UB Teach program is a collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education offering students the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five years. Upon completion of this combined degree five year program, students will be eligible for New York State professional teaching certification in grades 5–12.
Coursework in LAI is interdisciplinary in nature and is delivered in both an online and seated format. Class size is limited to 24 students in most courses.
About Our Facilities
LAI offers both on-campus and online classes. On-campus courses are primarily offered in Baldy Hall, while online courses are delivered through UBLearns, the University’s internet-based learning application. Regardless of delivery mode, students are expected to have access to an adequately equipped computer that meets the University’s computing standards and have basic computer competency before beginning coursework.
About Our Faculty
Faculty members in LAI are acknowledged for their research, scholarly productivity, and key leadership roles in professional associations. LAI faculty are both tenure-track and seasoned practitioners. Many are leaders in their field and recognized globally. Additional details about our faculty are available at the Graduate School of Education’s website (see Faculty List Directory).
Faculty List Directory
Please visit the UB Graduate School of Education website for additional information about our faculty.