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About Bilingual Special Education

Students who complete the certificate program are eligible for a New York State Bilingual Education Extension. Job opportunities are available for a full range of services to individuals with disabilities. Graduates will be eligible for placements in inclusion settings, resource rooms, self-contained classrooms, and residential services. State certification allows graduates to work with individuals with mild disabilities, from early childhood to adult, in both monolingual and bilingual (Spanish-English) settings.

Bilingual Special Education, Graduate Certificate

Excellent Reputation

Buffalo State’s Exceptional Education Department was one of the first departments dedicated to training teachers for students with disabilities. Graduates of our programs are highly sought after at the local and national levels. 

Professional Accreditation

The Exceptional Education Department has received accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Stellar Faculty

Our Exceptional Education faculty are very involved in state and national organizations (e.g., New York State Council for Exceptional Children, National Council for Exceptional Children), and many are award-winning scholars.

Individualized Attention

Most field-based courses have fewer than 16 students. Other courses do not exceed 24 students and professors are able to differentiate certain learning experiences by students’ backgrounds and future career aspirations.

Strong Job Placement

Our graduates quickly find employment locally and nationally. The department is regularly contacted by districts across the nation regularly to recruit our graduates, especially in states like Texas that are experiencing a teacher shortage. 

Tia S. Askew Lecturer
Kristy L. Blask Lecturer
Shannon E. Budin Professor + Assistant Dean
Kristina M. Craig Lecturer
Dane M. DiCesare Lecturer
Elena Dokshansky Lecturer
Kathy R. Doody Professor
Stacey A. Glogowski Office Assistant 2 (Keyboarding)
Judith A. Harris Lecturer
Andrew I. Hashey Chair and Associate Professor
Andrea L. Hoehman Administrative Assistant 1
Shawn I. Johnson Lecturer
Lawrence J. Maheady Dist Prof + H Mann Endowed Chair
Michelle L. Mailhot Lecturer
James M. Maloney Lecturer
Katie M. McCabe Assistant Professor
Lauren J. Mirabella-Ormsby Lecturer
Gliset C. Morales Associate Professor
Kathleen K. Palumbo Practicum Lecturer
Angela L. Patti Professor
Mark P. Posluszny Associate Professor
Lisa A. Rafferty Professor
Awilda Ramos Zagarrigo Associate Professor
Carol J. Shaw BCBA Program Coordinator
Amy J. Skierczynski Lecturer
Shannon M. Stroh Lecturer
Christopher R. Vasquez Lecturer
Krista M. Vince Garland Associate Professor
Timothy G. Zgliczynski Lecturer