Points of Pride within the Graduate School of Education
The Graduate School of Education is a professional school with a social mission in the public interest. We create and apply knowledge informed by research on human development, educational policy, pedagogy, and information science.
The school offers an extensive array of doctoral and master's programs, including study toward New York State certification. GSE provides a broad spectrum of courses and opportunities for independent study and supervised experiences as an integral part of its academic mission.
Centers and Special Projects
- Early Math Research Lab
- Center for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE)
- Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction (CLaRI)
- Center on Rehabilitation Synergy
- City Voices, City Visions
- Early Childhood Research Center
- English Language Institute
- New Literacies Group
- Teacher Education Institute
- UCEA Center for the Study of School Site Leadership
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New Literacies in Schools
The City Voices, City Visions program uses recent research on learning in the digital age to teach secondary school educators how to integrate video composing into the curriculum to meet learning standards. So far, more than a hundred teachers have received professional development, and their students are producing videos on a wide range of subjects, from social studies and science concepts to book trailers for novels. This unique project, sponsored by the John R. Oishei Foundation, aims to increase student achievement.
Early Childhood Math
The Early Math Research Lab project applies the most current research in mathematics education to the development of curricula for young children, intended to help all students meet new pre-K-grade 2 math standards. The project creates awareness of the mathematical possibilities in children's daily lives, utilizing traditional tools and multimedia computer programs. It is one of just a few programs of its kind nationwide sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education.
Community Digital Library Partnerships
The library science course LIS 563 Digital Libraries annually creates a digital library to provide international access to unique Western New York collections. Students have created six online libraries of local cultural, scientific, and artistic materials, including the Buffalo Museum of Science Bentley snowflake photographs, and original Karpeles Manuscript Museum manuscripts related to women's history, music, Walt Disney characters, and 16th and 17th Century Turkish educational maps. By making these digital libraries available free on the Internet, educational and research opportunities are opened up for all ages.