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Career and Technical Education, PTC

About the Program

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 the catalog. Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.

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.

This program is offered during the evening at Buffalo State. Some courses are offered via interactive distance learning at off-campus BOCES sites.

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 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.

Program Requirements

Occupational Competency Exams 30 cr
CTE 100 Theory (or equivalent) (15)
CTE 200 Practice (or equivalent) (15)

Required Courses 36 cr
CTE 301 / BME 301 Foundations of Career and Technical Subjects Education
CTE 302 / BME302 Course Organization
CTE 306 Laboratory Management
CTE 311 Career Mentoring Internship
CTE 350 School and Community Relationship Field Experience
CTE 402 Assessment Techniques in Career and Technical Subjects
CTE 404 / BME411 Methods of Teaching Career and Technical Subjects
CTE 413 Student Teaching in Career and Technical Education (6)
CTE 421 Occupational Education for Individuals with Special Needs
SPF 303 Educational Psychology/Secondary
SPF 353 Human Development during Early Adolescence

Total Required Credit Hours 36-66 cr

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.

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