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 this catalog. Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.
All teacher education programs include a clinical/field component. If you have been convicted of a felony, your criminal history record may impede your ability to complete this program and/or become a NYS certified teacher. Please review Buffalo State's Admission of Persons with Prior Felony Convictions Policy.
Completion of a Buffalo State Educator Preparation Program leads to a college recommendation for NYS Teacher Certification. Buffalo State cannot determine the acceptability of an Educator Preparation Program for licensure/certification in another U.S. state or territory. To access Buffalo State’s full Interstate Disclosure document, including a full list of education departments for other states, go to teachercertification.buffalostate.edu/teaching-other-states.
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.
In addition to academic requirements, students who are enrolled in teacher education programs leading to Initial Certification or Initial/Professional certification are required to complete all seminars specifically required by New York State for program completion and graduation, including School Violence Prevention and Intervention (SAVE); Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment; Alcohol and Other Drug Avoidance; Fire and Arson Safety; HIV and the Classroom; and Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). These seminar requirements are subject to change.
About the Career and Technical Education Department
122 Bacon Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-4717
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.
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
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.
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