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.

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.

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/

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.

Program Requirements

Technology Education Requirements (6 credit hours)
CTE 301 FOUNDATIONS OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 3
CTE 404 METHODS OF TEACHING CAREER AND TECHNICAL SUBJECTS 3

Other Education Requirements (15 credit hours)
CTE 302 CURRICULUM AND EVALUATION IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 3
CTE 402 ASSESSMENT IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 3
SPF 303 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: MIDDLE AND SECONDARY EDUCATION 3
EDU 416 TEACHING LITERACY IN MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS 3
CTE 421/EXE 372 CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 3

Professional Semesters (12 credit hours)
TED 450 STUDENT TEACHING IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 6
TED 451 STUDENT TEACHING IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION II 6

Total Credit Hours 33

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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