Technology Education (Certification Only)

About the Program

The technology education postbaccalaureate teacher certification program leads to eligibility for a New York State initial certificate to teach technology education in grades kindergarten–12. This program is designed for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree in a technology-related field from an accredited college or university and intend to complete coursework required for New York State certification to teach technology.

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.

Admissions Requirements

1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

2. Completion of 30 credit hours in technology coursework, including biotechnology, communication, construction, manufacturing, and transportation systems or their equivalents.

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program
section in this catalog.

Career Information

Program Requirements

Required Courses 21 credits
BME 301 Principles of Occupational Education
BME 302 Curriculum and Evaluation in Occupational Education
EDF 303 Educational Psychology
EDU 416 Teaching Literacy in the Secondary School
EXE 372 Teaching Adolescents with Disabilities
TEC 360 Technology Education Methods and Evaluation
TED 100 Introduction to Technology Education

Professional Semesters 12 credits
TED 450 Professional Semester (6)
TED 451 Professional Semester (6)

Total Required Credit Hours 33 credits

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.