About the Program

Accredited: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (formerly NCATE)

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.

The technology education program prepares students to teach technology and the technological systems utilized in problem solving. The four systems emphasized are construction, manufacturing, communication, and transportation. The program is laboratory oriented, teaching the important role of engineering a product or service through selecting and systemizing knowledge for the solution of a problem. Graduates are recommended for an initial certificate to teach technology education in grades K–12.

Candidates should consult the Teacher Certification website for current seminars and workshops.

About the Career and Technical Education Department

122 Bacon Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-4717
Fax:
https://cte.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours 33-39

Technology Major Requirements (33 credit hours)
TEC 101 TECHNICAL DRAWING 3
TED 123 PRINCIPLES OF MANUFACTURING 3
TEC 201 MATERIALS PROCESSING 3
TED 300 CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS 3
TEC 302 CAD/CAM (COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING/COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING) 3
TEC 311 MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TESTING 3
TEC 314 ELECTROMECHANICS 3
TEC 319 TECHNOLOGY AND VALUES 3
TED 349 COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS 3
TED 361 TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS 3

Professional Sequence Requirements (27 credit hours)
CTE 301 FOUNDATIONS OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 3
CTE 302 CURRICULUM AND EVALUATION IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 3
CTE 303 INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 3
CTE 311 CAREER MENTORING 3
CTE 402 ASSESSMENT IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 3
CTE 404 METHODS OF TEACHING CAREER AND TECHNICAL SUBJECTS 3
CTE 421 CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 3
TED 450 STUDENT TEACHING IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 6
TED 451 STUDENT TEACHING IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION II 6

Required in Other Fields
EDU 416 TEACHING LITERACY IN MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS 3
MAT 124 FUNCTIONS AND MODELING II 3
PHY 107 GENERAL PHYSICS I 4
SPF 303 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: MIDDLE AND SECONDARY EDUCATION 3

All College Electives
6-12 credit hours 6-12

Total Credit Hours 120

Professional Licensure Disclosure
New York State prides itself in the high quality of its licensed and certified professionals. For the protection of its citizens, each license and certificate has requirements that individuals must meet in order to be licensed or certified in New York State. SUNY’s academic programs leading to licensure or certification are carefully designed to meet and exceed these State requirements. This is a role SUNY plays in protecting the public. Other states frequently have their own requirements, so if your goal is to practice in another state, this disclosure will help you check to see what that state requires.

Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact their State’s licensure entity using the links provided in the full disclosure document to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by their state(s) of choice.

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