Teacher Education Program Tracks and Certification Areas
In the teacher education program, there are three tracks for those who are seeking Teacher Certification to begin teaching in public schools in New York State.
The initial-only track leads to certification to teach in grades 7-12; however, both the initial-professional and the professional tracks lead to recommendation for grades 1-12, adding the elementary school level certification.
These tracks, and the certification areas offered via each, are below (the provided links will bring you to a program coursework PDF).
The initial-only track is typically a one-year course of study that leads to an Advanced Certificate from UB and a recommendation for an Initial Teacher Certificate issued by the New York State Education Department.
Degree: Advanced Certificate; Chinese 7-12, Initial
Coursework: Chinese – Initial-only
The initial/professional track is typically a two-year course of study that leads to an Ed.M. Degree from UB and a recommendation for Initial and Professional Teacher Certificates issued by the New York State Education Department.
Degree: Master of Education (Ed.M) in Chinese Education 7-12. Teacher Certification(s): Chinese 7-12, Initial/Professional; LOTE 1-6 Extension in Chinese.
Coursework: Chinese – Initial/Professional
Degree: Master of Education (Ed.M) in Professional Chinese Education 7-12.
Teacher Certification(s): Chinese 7-12, Professional; LOTE 1-6 Extension in Chinese.
Coursework: Chinese – Professional