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 are currently enrolled in the mathematics education 7-12 postbaccalaureate teacher certification program or who have been approved for candidacy in the mathematics education master’s program. It allows them to extend certification in mathematics to grades 5-12.

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.

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.

Financial Assistance

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

About the Mathematics Department

159 Science and Math Complex
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5621
Fax: (716) 878-6107

Admission Requirements

A New York State Certificate of Qualification (CQ), provisional certificate, or initial certificate to teach mathematics in grades 7-12 or candidacy in the M.S.Ed. in mathematics education program (6620).

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

Program Requirements

This program requires 6 additional credit hours of coursework in middle school education. Courses are selected under advisement. Study includes early adolescent development and the application of diverse instructional strategies in middle childhood education, including interdisciplinary teaching and teaming of students and faculty to maximize student learning. Please contact the Mathematics Department for more information.