The Buffalo State Find Your Path Back to Teaching initiative provides individualized assessments, advising, paths, and systems of support for individuals who started a teacher education program but did not complete all certification or program requirements.
Through Find Your Path Back to Teaching, the Buffalo State Teacher Education Unit uses a variety of campus resources to help you achieve your goal of becoming a New York State certified teacher. These include the Teacher Certification Office, the Career Development Center, partnerships with over 100 schools through the Professional Development Schools (PDS) Consortium, as well as other forms of academic and career supports.
Find Your Path Back to Teaching is open to anyone who started a teacher education program, but does not currently hold a New York State teacher certificate including those who:
*Note that requirements may have changed since you began your teacher certification program - the edTPA is no longer required.
Complete the inquiry form with your contact information, grade/areas of interest, and a brief description of your teaching journey and our Teacher Certification Officer will get back to you with specific pathway details related to your unique situation. You may also email Teacher Certification at: email@example.com
Join us to learn more about the Find Your Path Back to Teaching program and options and to begin mapping out your individual path. Learn about current opportunities to get into the classroom immediately, network with peers, and meet Buffalo State faculty, and area school administrators and teachers.
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