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.|
For the fall 2020 term, applications for initial-only track programs must be submitted by July 22 and completed with all application materials by July 29. Applications for initial/professional or professional track programs must be submitted by August 7 and completed with all application materials by August 14.
Additionally, at this time, we encourage you to utilize the at-home GRE to fulfill the admissions requirements. An at-home MAT exam is not currently being offered.
However, for those who had cancelled tests, or are having issues with taking the at-home GRE, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions. There are options available for having your application reviewed while we work with you to figure out an alternative plan to complete the standardized testing requirement.