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Technology Education, PTC

About the Program

Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in the catalog. Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.

The technology education postbaccalaureate teacher certification program leads to eligibility for a New York State initial certificate to teach technology education in grades kindergarten–12. This program is designed for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree in a technology-related field from an accredited college or university and intend to complete coursework required for New York State certification to teach technology.

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.

Financial Assistance: For financial aid purposes, students are considered fifth-year undergraduates, eligible for undergraduate loans.

About the Career and Technical Education Department

122 Bacon Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-4717

Admission Requirements

1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

2. Completion of 30 credit hours of coursework in technology coursework, including biotechnology, communication, construction, manufacturing, and transportation systems or their equivalents.

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in the catalog.

Program Requirements

Required Courses 21 cr
BME 301 Principles of Occupational Education
BME 302 Curriculum and Evaluation in Occupational Education
SPF 303 Educational Psychology
EDU 416 Teaching Literacy in the Secondary School
EXE 372 Teaching Adolescents with Disabilities
TEC 360 Technology Education Methods and Evaluation
TED 100 Introduction to Technology Education

Professional Semesters 12 cr
TED 450 Professional Semester (6)
TED 451 Professional Semester (6)

Total Required Credit Hours 33 cr

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