Forms and Policies

Teacher Certification

Initial/Permanent/Professional Certification in Education
Buffalo State's graduate-degree programs in education are registered with the New York State Department of Education. All graduates who meet state certification requirements are recommended by the college for the appropriate certification. Students eligible for initial/permanent/professional certification can apply online at www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach. Contact the Teacher Certification Office, Caudell Hall 101, (716) 878-6121.

Additional information.

District Letter
Complete the following form if you need to submit proof of graduation to your school district prior to degree posting. District letters may only be requested and sent after the final graduation review is completed by the Graduate School. A district letter will be generated within 24-48 hours and mailed directly to the school district; a copy will be mailed to the student.

Proof of Graduation Form