The quality and diversity of Buffalo State's professional education programs have earned the college an excellent reputation for teacher preparation within New York State and across the nation. Generations of educators have come through our doors and even more are welcomed each semester! Our faculty and staff are deeply committed to a shared culture of doing, grassroots collaboration, interdisciplinary outreach and teambuilding that benefits all areas of education. We continuously re-visit and re-envision our efforts and curriculum to model the very best of teaching practices and a growth mindset. The School of Education is home to 5 academic departments offering 7 undergraduate programs, 17 graduate programs, and over 70 fully-engaged faculty and staff. Buffalo State also provides opportunities for secondary teacher certification, through the respective program departments. Our programs are clinically-rich, with substantive field experience throughout the programs supported by the award-winning SUNY Buffalo State Professional Development Schools Consortium (PDS). Candidates also have the opportunity to participate in short-term international teaching experiences across five continents through the International Professional Development Schools (IPDS) consortium. View a full list of programs.
Undergraduate and Graduate research is a cornerstone of academic life at Buffalo State. As an institution, the university backs its commitment by putting substantial financial resources behind faculty-mentored research. Faculty blend instruction and research activities, encouraging and guiding graduate students to pursue their interests and foster critical thinking and writing skills. The Undergraduate Research Office promotes, supports, and funds undergraduate research in all academic areas. More than 400 students present their research through posters and performances each year at the Student Research and Creativity Celebration. They also compete for Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships, which support eight weeks of paid research activity.
There are usually three graduate assistantship positions available within the School of Education each academic year. Each position requires 20 hours/week. Overall duties may include: conduct academic research; complete written reports; assist with orientation, advisement, information sessions, and events; develop and maintain databases and related reports regarding student applications, admissions, retention, and graduation; develop and facilitate seminars and presentations; maintain websites using template system; communicate and gather information from alumni. As they become available, open positions are posted to the Human Resources website.
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