Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in the catalog. Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.
This program is designed for students who are currently enrolled in the mathematics education 7-12 postbaccalaureate teacher certification program or who have been approved for candidacy in the mathematics education master’s program. It allows them to extend certification in mathematics to grades 5-12.
After successfully completing the teacher certification program and passing required New York State teacher certification exams, students are eligible to apply for New York State certification through the Teacher Certification Office, Chase Hall 222. No degree or certificate is awarded by Buffalo State.
Financial Assistance: For financial aid purposes, students are considered fifth-year undergraduates, eligible for undergraduate loans.
A New York State Certificate of Qualification (CQ), provisional certificate, or initial certificate to teach mathematics in grades 7-12 or candidacy in the M.S.Ed. in mathematics education program (6620).
In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in the Graduate Catalog.
This program requires 6 additional credit hours of coursework in middle school education. Courses are selected under advisement. Study includes early adolescent development and the application of diverse instructional strategies in middle childhood education, including interdisciplinary teaching and teaming of students and faculty to maximize student learning. Please contact the Mathematics Department for more information.