In our teacher education programs, three options are available.
| Initial-only || |
If you are seeking a certificate of advanced study from UB and an institutional recommendation for an initial teacher certificate issued by the New York State Education Department, you should consider the initial-only track. An initial teacher certificate allows you to begin teaching in public schools within New York State. The initial-only track is typically a one-year course of study.
|Initial/professional||If you are seeking a master's degree from UB and an institutional recommendation for initial and professional teacher certificates issued by the New York State Education Department, you should consider the initial/professional track. An initial teacher certificate allows you to begin teaching in public schools within New York State. The initial/professional track is typically a two-year course of study.|
|Professional ||If you are seeking a master’s degree to advance your existing initial teacher certificate to a professional teacher certificate in the same area of certification, you should consider the professional track. Our Department of Learning and Instruction provides teacher education to prepare you to teach in public schools within New York State.|
Summer and fall 2020 applicants to teacher education programs are no longer required to submit GRE or MAT scores for application review.
If you are admitted to the program, you will be required to take the GRE or MAT exam and submit scores no later than the end of your first semester of coursework.
Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission with any standardized test score questions.