Why Choose Us?

The Office of Educator Preparation in the Graduate School of Education empowers its students to become intellectually-curious, critically-reflective and able to implement evidence-based practice in diverse settings.

Student Support

  • Intensive, mentored clinical experiences
  • Advancement of knowledge through inquiry about teaching and learning
  • Collaborative relationships with PreK-12 schools in Western New York

Additionally, the Office of Educator Preparation influences policy through participation in external policy-making bodies and professional organizations.

AAQEP: Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation.

Program Accreditation

UB is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The programs on our accreditation page have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through Dec. 31, 2028. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality.