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.

Please click a link below to jump to a program category list:


Counseling, School and Educational Psychology

Graduate Program Title Doctorate Master's Certification Master's/
Certification
Counseling Psychology and School Psychology checkmark      
Counselor Education 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
Advanced Certificates ↓
Undergraduate Minors ↓

CSEP Program Comparison


Educational Leadership and Policy

Graduate Program Title Doctorate Master's Certification Master's/
Certification
Economics and Education Policy Analysis   checkmark    
Education Studies   checkmark    
Educational Administration (including LIFTS certification) checkmark checkmark checkmark  
Educational Culture, Policy, and Society (formerly Social Foundations) checkmark checkmark    
Higher Education checkmark checkmark    
Higher Education (Student Affairs concentration)   checkmark    
Advanced Certificates ↓
Undergraduate Minors ↓


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
Chinese: Adolescence (7-12 or 1-6)   checkmark 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    
Education and TechnologyOnline   checkmark    
Elementary Education
Also with emphasis in:
- Early Childhood Education
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English Education checkmark      
NEW English Education, Non-Certification   checkmark    
NEW English Education, Non-CertificationOnline   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 Education: Adolescence (7-12/ 5-12)   checkmark checkmark checkmark
NEW Mathematics Education: Adolescence (7-12/ 5-12)Online   checkmark    
Music Education   checkmark checkmark checkmark
Music EducationOnline   checkmark    
NEW Music Education, Non-Certification   checkmark    
NEW Music Education, Non-CertificationOnline   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    
Advanced Certificates ↓
Undergraduate Minors ↓


Library and Information Studies

Graduate Program Title Doctorate Master's Certification Master's/
Certification
MS in Information and Library Science   checkmark    
MS in Information and Library ScienceOnline   checkmark    
MS in School Librarianship   checkmark checkmark  
MS in School LibrarianshipOnline   checkmark checkmark  
MS/JD (Law) dual major   checkmark    
MS/MA (Music) dual major   checkmark    
Advanced Certificates ↓
Undergraduate Minors ↓


Advanced Certificates

Program Title
Applied Statistical Analysis
College Teaching
College TeachingOnline
Educational Technology and New Literacies
Educational Technology and New LiteraciesOnline
Gifted EducationOnline
Library and Information Science
Library and Information ScienceOnline
Literacy Teaching and Learning
Mental Health Counseling
Mental Health CounselingOnline
NEW Mindful Counseling for Wellness and Engagement (MCWE)
Music Learning Theory
Music Learning TheoryOnline
Online EducationOnline
Rehabilitation CounselingOnline
School Business and Human Resource Administration
School Business and Human Resource AdministrationOnline
Teaching and Leading for Diversity


Undergraduate

Undergraduate Minors
Undergraduate Minor in Counseling
Undergraduate Minor in Education
NEW Undergraduate Minor in Information Studies

See Undergraduate Students section for additional details.