About Us

The Department of Learning and Instruction, which is known as 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, and certification programs for teacher education.

  • Why Choose Us?
    Our programs prepare students with the knowledge and skills to become impactful educators, leaders, advocates and empowered change-makers in our schools and communities.
  • Message from the Chair
    The Department of Learning and Instruction (LAI) is devoted to educating teachers and conducting research related to all areas of teaching and learning.
  • 2025 Strategic Plan
    Realizing Our Collective Promise: The 2025 Strategic Plan of the UB Graduate School of Education
  • Graduate Student Associations
    The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the representative body for graduate students at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Its two key purposes can be divided into representation and services. Its funds are derived from the Mandatory Student Fee and are used to pay GSA staff and fund numerous programs and services offered to GSA members.
  • About the University
    The University at Buffalo has three campuses: the North Campus in suburban Amherst, the South Campus on Main Street in a North Buffalo neighborhood and the growing Downtown Campus, encompassing several buildings in downtown Buffalo.
  • Benefits of Buffalo
    The Buffalo-Niagara region is a major metropolitan area with a diverse blend of communities, each with its own distinct character and all united in a rich panorama of life.
  • Employment Resources
    Our programs are preparing the next generation of teachers from pre-kindergarten through high school. We are also preparing students who aspire to pursue a teaching career in the college classroom, as well as engage in scholarly research that will impact our local, national and international education communities.
  • Contact Us
    Please feel free to contact the department for additional information.