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.
The master’s program in career and technical education (CTE) extends and improves the professional competencies of CTE teachers. Candidates interested in becoming certified as coordinators of diversified cooperative work-study programs may take the two related required courses: CTE 550 and CTE 555.
All applicants for Professional Certification in New York State must show evidence of completing the required seminar in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training).
Students are assigned academic advisers to plan programs based on individual needs and degree requirements.
NOTE: Program is currently under review and revision. Please check with your advisor regarding required courses. All courses should be selected by advisement.
1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.
Required Courses (6 credit hours)
BME 602 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING IN BUSINESS AND MARKETING EDUCATION 3
SPF 611/BME 605 EVALUATION IN EDUCATION 3
Elective Courses (15-18 credit hours)
Select five to six from the following: 15-18
CTE 530 CAREER EDUCATION: RATIONALE, NATURE, AND CONCEPTS
CTE 536 CONTEMPORARY METHODOLOGY
CTE 550 ORGANIZATION OF DIVERSIFIED COOPERATIVE WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS
CTE 555 OPERATION OF DIVERSIFIED COOPERATIVE WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS
CTE 600 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION
CTE 601 SUPERVISION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
CTE 602 ADMINISTRATION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
CTE 603 SELECT TOPICS IN THE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION/SUPERVISION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
CTE 604 TECHNICAL PROJECT
CTE 606 HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION
CTE 620 STRUCTURE OF OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAMS
CTE 625 INTERRELATIONSHIPS OF LABOR, MANAGEMENT, AND OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION
Research and Master's Project (6 credit hours)
BME 601/SPF 689 RESEARCH SEMINAR 3
CTE 690 MASTER'S PROJECT 3
Total Credit Hours 30
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