Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Accredited
Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in this catalog. Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.
This program is designed for students who have earned a baccalaureate or master’s degree in business and marketing education or a business-related field from an accredited college or university, and intend to complete the coursework required for New York State certification to teach business and marketing in secondary schools. 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, Chase Hall 222. No degree or certificate is awarded by Buffalo State.
Completion of the program provides a master of science in education degree and satisfies the requirements for eligibility to apply for professional certification to teach business and marketing in New York State.
In addition to academic requirements, students who are enrolled in teacher education programs leading to Initial Certification or Initial/Professional certification are required to complete all seminars specifically required by New York State for program completion and graduation, including School Violence Prevention and Intervention (SAVE); Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment; Alcohol and Other Drug Avoidance; Fire and Arson Safety; HIV and the Classroom; and Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). These seminar requirements are subject to change.
For financial aid purposes, students are considered fifth-year undergraduates, eligible for undergraduate loans.
1. A bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a concentration of at least 36 credit hours in business and marketing education or related courses, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale). The department will accept up to 6 credit hours in computer information systems and/or economics. All other courses should match the required courses in the undergraduate business and marketing education program.
2. Two letters of recommendation to the Career and Technical Education Department.
In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.
Business and Marketing Education Courses (36 credit hours)
Accepted courses per review of Business Department 36
Professional Courses (33 credit hours)
BME 301 PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS/MARKETING AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 3
BME/CTE 302 CURRICULUM AND EVALUATION IN BUSINESS/MARKETING AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 3
BME 303 INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES IN BUSINESS AND MARKETING 3
BME 411/CTE 404 APPLIED TEACHING METHODS IN BUSINESS/MARKETING 3
BME 415 STUDENT TEACHING IN BUSINESS EDUCATION 6
BME 416 STUDENT TEACHING IN BUSINESS EDUCATION 6
SPF 303 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: MIDDLE AND SECONDARY EDUCATION 3
EDU 416 TEACHING LITERACY IN MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS 3
EXE 100/CTE 421 NATURE AND NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 3
Total Credit Hours 69
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