The School of Education at the University at Albany is committed to excellence in Education. To continue this 175-year tradition of excellence, the Academy for the Advancement of Teaching, Leadership, and Schools Advisory Council (AATLAS) was recently formed to provide flexible and industry-aligned coursework as well as state-approved continuing education programming.
The Academy for the Advancement of Teaching, Leadership and Schools (AATLAS) offers several pathways that are designed to promote the professionalization of teaching and educational leadership to advance the pedagogical skills of both teachers and leaders while focusing on improving student performance. All pathways are competency-based, industry-aligned, and are flexibly delivered to meet the diverse needs of our educational community. The three professional pathways to advancement are MicroEd (stackable graduate credit-bearing interdisciplinary specializations for personal and professional advancement), MicroPD (micro courses predominantly delivered online for non-credit/CTLE hours or credit), and PLSeries, the Professional Learning Fellowship Series, which provides ongoing and year-round support for teachers and leaders in the areas such as National Board Certification/Accomplished Teaching.