About the Program
This program is designed for students who have earned a baccalaureate or master’s degree in business and marketing education or a business-related field from an accredited college or university, and intend to complete the coursework required for New York State certification to teach business and marketing in secondary schools.
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, Caudell Hall 101. 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.
1. A bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a concentration of at least 36 credit hours in business and marketing education or related courses, with a minimum GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale). The department will accept up to 6 credit hours in computer information systems and/or economics. All other courses should match the required courses in the undergraduate business and marketing education program.
2. Two letters of recommendation to the Educational Foundations Department.
In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program
section in this catalog.
Business and Marketing Education Courses 36 credits
Accepted courses per review of Business Department
Professional Courses 33 credits
BME 301 Principles of Business and Marketing Education
BME 302 Curriculum and Evaluation in Business and Marketing Education
BME 303 Instructional Strategies in Business and Marketing Education
BME 411 Applied Teaching Methods in Business and Marketing
BME 415 Student Teaching (6)
BME 416 Student Teaching (6)
EDF 303 Educational Psychology/Secondary
EDU 416 Teaching Literacy in Secondary Schools
EXE 100/CTE 421 Nature and Needs of Individuals with Special Needs
Total Required Credit Hours 69 credits
All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.