Academic Programs

The University at Buffalo (UB) awarded its first master's and doctoral degrees more than 50 years ago. Since then, UB's Graduate School of Education (GSE) has evolved into a thriving graduate center that is as important to the Western New York area as it is to the university itself. Today the school offers an extensive array of courses, opportunities for independent study and supervised experiences, and master's and doctoral degree programs, with study toward New York State certification in twenty-one fields.

Academic programs in the Graduate School of Education are organized into four departments.

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Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology

Graduate Program Title Doctorate Master's Certification Master's/
Certification
Counseling Psychology and School Psychology checkmark      
Counselor Education checkmark      
Education Studies   checkmark    
Educational Psychology and Quantitative Methods checkmark checkmark    
Mental Health Counseling   checkmark    
Rehabilitation Counseling   checkmark    
Rehabilitation CounselingOnline   checkmark    
School Counseling   checkmark checkmark  
School Psychology       checkmark
Undergraduate Education Minor

CSEP Program Comparison


Educational Leadership and Policy

Graduate Program Title Doctorate Master's Certification Master's/
Certification
Education Studies   checkmark    
Educational Administration checkmark checkmark checkmark  
Higher Education checkmark checkmark    
Higher Education (Student Affairs concentration) checkmark checkmark    
Educational Culture, Policy, and Society (formerly Social Foundations) checkmark checkmark    
Undergraduate Education Minor


Learning and Instruction

Graduate Program Title Doctorate Master's Certification Master's/
Certification
Biology: Adolescence (7-12 or 5-12)   checkmark checkmark checkmark
Chemistry: Adolescence (7-12 or 5-12)   checkmark checkmark checkmark
Childhood (Grade 1-6)   checkmark   checkmark
Childhood with Bilingual Extension (1-6)   checkmark   checkmark
Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning checkmark      
Early Childhood (Birth-grade 2)   checkmark   checkmark
Early Childhood with Bilingual Extension   checkmark   checkmark
Early Childhood/Childhood (Birth-6)   checkmark   checkmark
Earth Science: Adolescence (7-12 or 5-12)   checkmark checkmark checkmark
Education Studies   checkmark    
Elementary Education
Also with emphasis in:
- Early Childhood Education
- Music Education
- Social Studies Education
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English Education checkmark      
English for Speakers of Other Languages   checkmark   checkmark
English: Adolescence (7-12 or 5-12)   checkmark checkmark checkmark
English: Adolescence (7-12 or
5-12)Online
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Foreign and Second Language checkmark      
French: Adolescence (7-12 or 5-12)   checkmark checkmark checkmark
Gifted EducationOnline     checkmark  
Latin: Adolescence (7-12 or 5-12)   checkmark checkmark checkmark
Literacy Specialist   checkmark    
Mathematics checkmark      
Mathematics: Adolescence (7-12/5-12)   checkmark checkmark checkmark
Music Education   checkmark checkmark checkmark
Music EducationOnline   checkmark    
Physics: Adolescence (7-12 or 5-12)   checkmark checkmark checkmark  
Reading checkmark      
Science checkmark      
Science and the PublicOnline   checkmark    
Social Studies Education   checkmark checkmark checkmark
Spanish: Adolescence (7-12 or 5-12)   checkmark checkmark checkmark
Special Education checkmark      
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages   checkmark    
Undergraduate Education Minor


Library and Information Studies

Graduate Program Title Doctorate Master's Certification Master's/
Certification
MLS (Master of Library Science)   checkmark    
MLSOnline   checkmark    
MLS - Library Media Specialist concentration   checkmark checkmark  
MLS/JD (Law) dual major   checkmark    
MLS/MA (Music) dual major   checkmark    
Undergraduate Education Minor


Advanced Certificates

Program Title
Applied Statistical Analysis
Educational Technology and New Literacies
Educational Technology and New LiteraciesOnline
Gifted EducationOnline
Library and Information Science
Literacy Teaching and Learning
Mental Health Counseling
Mental Health CounselingOnline
Music Learning Theory
Music Learning TheoryOnline
Rehabilitation CounselingOnline
School Business and Human Resource Administration
Teaching and Leading for Diversity