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Teaching English to Western New York's Newest Citizens

Buffalo State is now offering a new, much-needed graduate program: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, or TESOL. Students who complete the program will earn a Certificate of Advanced Studies.

“More than 60 languages are spoken by students in Buffalo and its suburbs,” said


International Outreach

Between semesters, the International Professional Development Schools (IPDS) consortium faculty and staff lead teach and study abroad programs meant to globalize students' understanding and experience of education. Participants connect with host families, conduct research, participate in field experiences in local schools, and engage in cultural activities. While abroad, they share their reflections and growth through online blogs. Visit the Teach and Study Abroad page to read participant blogs and profiles and learn about upcoming travel opportunities.


Contributions from alumni, community members, and campus faculty and staff supply direct educational assistance and advancement opportunities for current students who are focused on serving children and communities through teacher education careers. Visit our Giving page to read about current initiatives and learn how you can participate!


School of Education

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Bacon Hall 306
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-4214 •  Fax: (716) 878-5301