Announcing a NEW M.S.Ed. in Science Education Program!  

The faculty at Buffalo State College would like to announce a new program that will begin in the Fall of 2012.  The new degree (M.S.Ed.) will allow you to complete, in one year, a Master’s degree and obtain an initial certificate to teach in your science major area (Biology, Chemistry,  Earth Science or Physics).  The program is a total of 37cr which Includes student teaching.       

Program Requirements:

  • Must have BS or BA in a core  Science (Biology, Chemistry, EarthScience or Physics) with a minimum of 30cr. in area of concentration.
  • GPA Requirement: 2.5 Overall GPA (on a 4pt scale) and 2.75 in the Science Certification area

Required Coursework

  • EXE 500 Individuals with Special Needs
  • SPF 503 Educational Psychology
  • EDU 609 Improving Reading in the Content Areas
  • SCI 664 Teaching Science with Technology
  • SCI 502 Secondary Science Education Teaching: Theory, Content & Pedagogy
  • SCI 545 Literacy for Teaching Science
  • SCI 650 Current Topics in Science Education
  • SCI 690 Master’s Project
  • SCI 677 Middle School Science Teaching Experience
  • SCI 678 High School Science Teaching Experience
  • SCI 679 Seminar in Science Education

 If you are considering  becoming a science teacher, currently a science major and thinking of being a science teacher, or a science education major and have not student taught yet, this degree may reduce your time to completion significantly.  


Science Secondary Education programs prepares you for initial certification secondary school teacher in middle school and high school science (7-12 and 5-6 extension).

Programs include:

  • Bachelors of Science
  • Postbaccalaureate Teacher Certification
  • Masters of Science

The program is nationally accredited by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics education. The program prepares you to become a highly-qualified teacher and includes supervised practice teaching in an actual classroom setting.

Students interested in teaching science at the secondary school level should should initially enroll in the B.A. program in the appropriate science content area (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science or Physics). After successfully completing at least two required science content courses, students then apply for admission to the science secondary education program.