The Exceptional Education Department at Buffalo State College is home to the B.S.Ed degree in exceptional education with dual certification in exceptional education and childhood education (grades 1-6) and M.S.Ed degrees in special education: adolescence, special education: childhood, special education: early childhood, and teaching bilingual exceptional individuals certification extension. A joint doctoral program is also offered in collaboration with the University of Buffalo.
The exceptional education curriculum prepares teachers to educate students who have special instructional needs. Many of these students have disabilities traditionally associated with physical and neurological impairments, mental retardation, and learning and behavioral problems.
Our graduates are employed in every state in the United States and in many foreign countries in special education positions as preschool, elementary, and junior and senior high school teachers; special education administrators; teachers in bilingual programs; and college and university instructors and administrators.