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 or master’s degree in business and marketing education or a business-related field from an accredited college or university, and intend to complete the coursework required for New York State certification to teach business and marketing in secondary schools. After successfully completing the teacher certification program and passing required New York State teacher certification exams, students are eligible to apply for New York State certification through the Teacher Certification Office, Chase Hall 222. No degree or certificate is awarded by Buffalo State.

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

Financial Assistance
For financial aid purposes, students are considered fifth-year undergraduates, eligible for undergraduate loans.

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 or master’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a concentration of at least 36 credit hours in business and marketing education or related courses, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale). The department will accept up to 6 credit hours in computer information systems and/or economics. All other courses should match the required courses in the undergraduate business and marketing education program.

2. Two letters of recommendation to the Career and Technical Education Department.

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.

Program Requirements

Business and Marketing Education Courses (30-36 credit hours)
Accepted courses per review of Business Department 30-36

Professional Courses (33 credit hours)
BME/CTE 301 PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS/MARKETING AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 3
BME/CTE 302 CURRICULUM AND EVALUATION IN BUSINESS/MARKETING AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 3
BME 303 INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES IN BUSINESS AND MARKETING 3
BME 411/CTE 404 APPLIED TEACHING METHODS IN BUSINESS/MARKETING 3
BME 415 STUDENT TEACHING IN BUSINESS EDUCATION 6
BME 416 STUDENT TEACHING IN BUSINESS EDUCATION 6
SPF 303 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: MIDDLE AND SECONDARY EDUCATION 3
EDU 416 TEACHING LITERACY IN MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS 3
CTE 421 CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 3

Total Credit Hours 63-69

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.

Review full disclosure and licensure by state (PDF, 132 KB)