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.
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 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, Chase Hall 222. No degree or certificate is awarded by Buffalo 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.
This program is offered during the evening at Buffalo State. Some courses are offered via interactive distance learning at off-campus BOCES sites.
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 3.0 (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 credit hours)
CTE 100 COMPREHENSIVE THEORETICAL TRADE OR TECHNICAL SKILLS (or equivalent) 15
CTE 200 COMPREHENSIVE TRADE OR TECHNICAL PERFORMANCE SKILLS (or equivalent) 15
Required Courses (36 credit hours)
CTE/BME 301 FOUNDATIONS OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 3
CTE/BME 302 CURRICULUM AND EVALUATION IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 3
CTE 306 CLASSROOM/LABORATORY MANAGEMENT 3
CTE 311 CAREER MENTORING 3
CTE 350 SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIP FIELD EXPERIENCE 3
CTE 402 ASSESSMENT IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 3
CTE 404/BME 411 METHODS OF TEACHING CAREER AND TECHNICAL SUBJECTS 3
CTE 413 STUDENT TEACHING CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 6
CTE 421 CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 3
SPF 303 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: MIDDLE AND SECONDARY EDUCATION 3
or SPF 353 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT DURING EARLY ADOLESCENCE AND ADOLESCENCE
Total Credit Hours 36-66
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