National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) 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.
All teacher education programs include a clinical/field component. If you have been convicted of a felony, your criminal history record may impede your ability to complete this program and/or become a NYS certified teacher. Please review Buffalo State's Admission of Persons with Prior Felony Convictions Policy.
Completion of a Buffalo State Educator Preparation Program leads to a college recommendation for NYS Teacher Certification. Buffalo State cannot determine the acceptability of an Educator Preparation Program for licensure/certification in another U.S. state or territory. To access Buffalo State’s full Interstate Disclosure document, including a full list of education departments for other states, go to teachercertification.buffalostate.edu/teaching-other-states.
This program prepares career and technical teachers for teaching positions in city high schools, area vocational schools (BOCES), technical institutes, correctional facilities, and community college technical programs. 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 agricultural education, business and marketing education, family and consumer sciences subject education, health careers education, technical education, or trade education. Students in career and technical education complete coursework in career and technical education to be recommended for initial certification (grades 7-12) in New York State in one of over 83 certification titles. A complete listing of Certification Titles and Codes for Career and Technical Subjects can be found on the New York State Education Department website: highered.nysed.gov/cert/certificate/careertech_certcodes.htm.
1. Verified full-time trade experience: four years with high school diploma, or two years with an A.A.S. degree in the occupational area, or one year with a B.S. degree and 36 credit hours of coursework in the occupational area, or a work-study arrangement (see EPOT, below).
2. High school diploma or equivalent: High school students interested in entering the program prior to completing the required work experience may apply for the EPOT program (Early Preparation of Occupational Teachers). Applicants must be able to locate a position in their trade. They will take courses in the evening, leading to a B.S. degree and teacher certification, while learning their trade in a paid position. The program takes about five years to complete.
3. Admission review.
4. Trade proficiency verified by a practical and theoretical examination.
5. Students entering the program must take Buffalo State College’s math and English competency exams prior to the completion of 9 hours of college credit.
Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours 33-39
Major Field (30 credit hours)
Professional Requirements (36 credit hours)
TTE 100 COMPREHENSIVE THEORETICAL TRADE OR TECHNICAL SKILLS 15
TTE 200 COMPREHENSIVE THEORETICAL TRADE OR TECHNICAL PERFORMANCE SKILLS 15
CTE 301 FOUNDATIONS OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 3
CTE 302 CURRICULUM AND EVALUATION IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 3
CTE 303 INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 3
CTE 306 CLASSROOM/LABORATORY MANAGEMENT 3
CTE 311 CAREER MENTORING 3
CTE 402 ASSESSMENT IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 3
CTE 404 METHODS OF TEACHING CAREER AND TECHNICAL SUBJECTS 3
CTE 421 CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 3
TTE 413 STUDENT TEACHING CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 6
Required Courses in Other Fields (3 credit hours)
SPF 303 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: MIDDLE AND SECONDARY EDUCATION 3
EDU 416 TEACHING LITERACY IN MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS 3
All College Electives
18-21 credit hours 18-21
Total Credit Hours 120
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