Since 1871, when the Buffalo Normal School first opened its doors, Buffalo State has enjoyed a long and distinguished history of preparing highly effective teachers and educational leaders.
For more than 140 years we have dedicated our research, scholarship and community service to that prime directive.
Since those early days, the education of children and adults has undergone many changes. The turbulent decades of the industrial revolution and rapid growth in the 20th century swiftly passed into the technologically miraculous 21st century. Children of several grade levels studying under the roof of a one-room schoolhouse transitioned to students learning individually and online in their homes or engaged in multi-media instruction and formation.
Through it all, education continues to be critical to the advancement of civilization, the promotion of socially just communities, and the stability of a peaceful world united in its care for children and families.
While times change and educational trends rise and fall, the essence of our mission remains--a fierce dedication to offering education programs that meet the highest possible national standards of the profession. Thus, we continue receiving accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since its inception in 1954. In addition, we are continuously engaged in data driven decision making, clinically enriched programming, assessment based accountability, and relevant curriculum development using national standards.
We are a vibrant community of faculty, staff and students committed to the intellectual, personal and professional growth of future and practicing professionals in the diverse fields of education. Our commitment transforms lives and the communities where our candidates and graduates live and serve.
Join us in seeking excellence for all children and adults through education.
Welcome to that passionate pursuit.
Welcome to your calling.
Welcome to the School of Education.
Dr. Wendy Paterson, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education