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.
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 credits
BXE 623 FOUNDATIONS, THEORY AND PRACTICE OF BILINGUAL GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION 3
BXE 625 TEACHING LITERACY IN BILINGUAL GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION 3
BXE 626 ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES IN BILINGUAL GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION 3
BXE 627 TEACHING CONTENT AREAS IN BILINGUAL GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION 3
BXE 628 BILINGUAL SPECIAL EDUCATION FIELD PRACTICUM 6
Total Credit Hours 18