About the Program
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.
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.
All applicants for Professional Certification in New York State must show evidence of completing the required seminar in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training).
All courses must be planned with an academic adviser and approved by the department chair.
About the Exceptional Education Department
204 Ketchum Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-3038
Fax: (716) 878-5410
1. Current enrollment in one of the special education master’s programs (i.e., early childhood, childhood, or generalist 7-12), or
2. Current enrollment in the speech-language pathology master’s program, or
3. A master’s degree in special education.
In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.
Required Courses (18 credit hours)
BXE 623 POLICIES AND PRACTICES OF BILINGUAL SPECIAL EDUCATION 3
BXE 625 CURRICULUM I: STRATEGIES FOR CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS 3
BXE 626 ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES IN BILINGUAL SPECIAL EDUCATION 3
BXE 627 CURRICULUM II: APPLIED STRATEGIES IN BILINGUAL SPECIAL EDUCATION 3
BXE 628 BILINGUAL SPECIAL EDUCATION FIELD PRACTICUM 6
Total Credit Hours 18