Teacher Education Programs

Fall 2021 Application Deadline Extension

You can apply to our teacher education program for the fall 2021 term until Friday, Aug. 6.

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.
Program Applicants

At this time, we encourage you to utilize the at-home GRE to fulfill the standardized testing requirements set forth by New York State. An at-home MAT exam is not currently being offered.

However, if you are having issues taking the at-home GRE, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at gse-apply@buffalo.edu so we can work through an individualized solution to address your specific situation.

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Accreditation — Call for Public Comment

On November 3–4, the University at Buffalo will host an accreditation visit by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). In preparation for the visit, the AAQEP Quality Review Team is soliciting public comment about the quality of educator and leader preparation provided by the University at Buffalo. All comments must be submitted by October 4, 2021 through the AAQEP website: Submit Comment