This program is designed for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree in an area other than career and technical education (CTE) from an accredited college or university, and intend to complete the coursework required for New York State certification as a career and technical teacher.
This postbaccalaureate teacher certification program prepares career and technical teachers for teaching positions in high schools, vocational schools, technical institutes, correctional facilities, and community colleges. It provides theoretical and practical preparation in planning, instructing, and managing the learning environment for students who have or will have extensive work experience in a specific trade.
After successfully completing the teacher certification program and passing required New York State teacher certification exams, students are eligible to apply for New York State certification through the Teacher Certification Office, Caudell Hall 101.
No degree or certificate is awarded by Buffalo State.
This program is offered during the evening at Buffalo State. Some courses are offered via interactive distance learning at off-campus BOCES sites.
Financial Assistance: For financial aid purposes, students are considered fifth-year undergraduates, eligible for undergraduate loans.
1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an area other than career and technical education, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale).
2. Minimum of one year of work experience in a CTE area.
In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program
section in this catalog.
Occupational Competency Exams 30 cr
CTE 100 Theory (or equivalent) (15)
CTE 200 Practice (or equivalent) (15)
Required Courses 36 cr
CTE 301 Foundations of Career and Technical Subjects Education
CTE 302 Course Organization
CTE 306 Laboratory Management
CTE 311 Career Mentoring Internship
CTE 350 School and Community Relationship Field Experience
CTE 402 Assessment Techniques in Career and Technical Subjects
CTE 404 Methods of Teaching Career and Technical Subjects
CTE 413 Student Teaching in Career and Technical Education (6)
CTE 421 Occupational Education for Individuals with Special Needs
EDF 303 Educational Psychology/Secondary
EDF 353 Human Development during Early Adolescence
ENG 470 Foundation of Language
Total Required Credit Hours 36-66 cr
All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.