Pathways to Certification

8/17/18
The initial-only track is typically a one-year course of study that leads to an advanced certificate from UB and a recommendation for an initial teacher certificate issued by the New York State Education Department.
1/9/19
The initial/professional track is typically a two-year course of study that leads to an EdM degree from UB and a recommendation for initial and professional teacher certificates issued by the New York State Education Department.
8/17/18
You can receive teacher education from our Department of Learning and Instruction 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. The department also provides program options in literacy specialist (birth–grade 6 and grades 5–12) and the gifted education extension.
8/17/18
In order to be issued a New York State initial teacher certificate, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) requires certificate applicants to take and pass a set of NYSTCE.
10/30/18
If you have completed the teacher education program at the University at Buffalo, and you are in the process of applying to the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for the issuance of a teacher certificate associated with the completed program, the links and information on this page will be helpful for you.