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Special Programs

Office of Extended Learning

Extended Learning Initiatives

In collaboration with SUNY New Paltz's major academic units, the Office of Extended Learning serves students in the Hudson Valley region through several different programs.

  • The Extension Program: Offers select SUNY New Paltz courses through the department of Educational Administration at convenient sites in the Hudson Valley. Late afternoon, evening, 1-2 week courses and weekend courses are offered to allow busy working adults different options close to home.  For more information go to www.newpaltz.edu/regionaled/extension
  • The Distance Learning Program: Offers 100+ online undergraduate and graduate level courses in a vairety of disciplines leading towards a degree.  Go to the extension program website for course listing and useful FAQs.
  • Summer Session: Over 300 courses at all levels in seated, blended (seated and online), and online formats. Catch up, finish a class quickly, get ahead, fulfill requirements, and finish early. See www.newpaltz.edu/summer and register today!
  • Classroom Technology Institute (CTI): CTI offers specially designed graduate level courses for teachers and prospective teachers.  Courses offer creative and effective strategies to integrate technology into the K-12 curriculum.  Hands-on in the computer lab, blended (seated and online) modalities are used.  See the CTI website for course listings and information.  
  • Graduate Admissions Advising: The Office of Graduate Admission Advising provides program and admissions information to prospective graduate students. Schedule an appointment, call or email us to work with an advisor who provides individualized program and application information.  Go to the Graduate Admissions Advising website for more information.
  • University in the High School: Working with select high schools in the Hudson Valley region, SUNY New Paltz offers high school students college credit. Start your college career with advanced standing while you're in high school. See the website for more information.
  • The Lifetime Learning Institute: The Institute offers a broad array of noncredit, noncompetitive courses for adult learners 55 years and older.  Visit the Lifetime Learning Institute website for more information.