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Technology Education, PTC

About the Program

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. It generally takes at least three semesters for a person with a degree in engineering or architecture to complete this program.

The professional semester, also known as student teaching, is completed with two seven-week rotations: one in a middle school and one in a high school. Students are assigned to specific schools based on their qualifications; however, each student must complete one rotation in a school with a racially diverse population.

About the Engineering Technology Department

126 Technology Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6017
Fax: (716) 878-3033

Admission Requirements

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

2. Completion of 36 credit hours of coursework in technology or a technologically-related area, such as engineering, architecture, engineering technology, electrical technology, or industrial technology.

3. Evidence of coursework or professional experience from among the following areas: biotechnical systems, communication systems, structural systems, production systems, and transportation systems.

Applications for admission may be obtained online at or from the Graduate School, Cleveland Hall 204, (716) 878-5601.

Program Requirements

Total Required Credit Hours in Technology Education 6 cr
TED 100 Introduction to Technology Education
TED 360 Technology Education Methods and Evaluation

Total Required Credit Hours in Other Education 15 cr
BME 301 Principles of Occupational Education
BME 302 Curriculum and Evaluation in Business/Marketing Education
SPF 303 Educational Psychology
EDU 416 Teaching Reading in the Secondary School
EXE 372 Teaching Adolescents with Disabilities

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

Total Required Credit Hours 33 cr

Other Program Requirements: In addition to the required coursework, students must complete:

1. New York State Certification Exams: LAST, ATS-W, and CST. Registration materials for these exams may be obtained from the Teacher Certification Office, Chase Hall 222.
2. Seminars:
a. S.A.V.E. (School Anti-Violence Education) workshop
b. Child abuse identification workshops
c. Drug and alcohol awareness seminar
d. Fire and arson safety seminar

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