Urban Education (M.S.)

Admissions Requirements:

Applicants are required to have a minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0 and to submit scores from the GRE, GMAT, or MAT or equivalent nationally normed graduate level assessment for admission to all teacher education programs in SUNY. The MAT test is offered at Buffalo State: contact the Graduate School for information. More information about the GRE can be found at www.gre.org. Applicants whose entering GPA is less than a 3.0 GPA but above a 2.5 will be subject to additional admission review and potential pre-major coursework; students are encouraged to check with the Department that represents the content area they desire to pursue.

Additional admissions requirements:

Evidence of a completed undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

Evidence of current or pending Teaching Certification at the initial level.  Recent graduates or students who are completing their undergraduate programs at the time of application should list their anticipated date of certification on the admission application.

A word-processed statement addressing the following:

  1. Professional goals for the urban master’s program.
  2. Related professional experiences.

The statement will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  1. Organization
  2. Conventions of language
  3. Content

Three letters of recommendations from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic background and teaching effectiveness.  This letter should provide evidence of applicant’s understanding and commitment to working in an urban setting as well as their professionalism and academic ability.

Applicants will be required to participate in a phone or face-to-face interview.

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.

Required Courses 30 credit hours
Urban Core:
CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL CONTEXTS OF URBAN EDUCATION
PEDAGOGIES FOR THE URBAN CLASSROOM
CRITICAL EDUCATION THEORY IN URBAN EDUCATION
SOCIAL ACTION: TEACHER AS AGENT OF CHANGE
Required Capstone Courses:
METHODS AND TECHNIQUES OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
MASTER'S PROJECT ( or equivalent capstone in subject area) (1-3)
Evidence of completion of all NYS required workshops for teachers including DASA (non-credit)
Choose your area of Initial Certification - 12 cr hrs.
Childhood Education (1-6)
THEORY, RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN LITERACY INSTRUCTION
THEORY, RESEARCH, AND PRACTICE IN MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION
THEORY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN SOCIAL STUDIES INSTRUCTION
THEORY, RESEARCH, AND PRACTICE IN SCIENCE INSTRUCTION
Early Childhood (B-2)
THEORY, RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN LITERACY INSTRUCTION
THEORY, RESEARCH, AND PRACTICE IN MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION
THEORY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN SOCIAL STUDIES INSTRUCTION
THEORY, RESEARCH, AND PRACTICE IN SCIENCE INSTRUCTION
Students with Disabilities (1-6)
TEACHING OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SEVERE/MULTIPLE DISABILITIES AND AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
ADVANCED TEACHING OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SEVERE/MULTIPLE DISABILITIES AND AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
ADAPTING LANGUAGE ARTS AND READING INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS WITH MILD DISABILITIES
ADAPTING CONTENT AREA INSTRUCTION FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Career and Technical Education
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING IN BUSINESS AND MARKETING EDUCATION
EVALUATION IN BUSINESS AND MARKETING EDUCATION
CAREER EDUCATION: RATIONALE, NATURE, AND CONCEPTS
CONTEMPORARY METHODOLOGY
Business and Marketing Education:
PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS AND MARKETING EDUCATION
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING IN BUSINESS AND MARKETING EDUCATION
IMPROVING INSTRUCTION IN BUSINESS AND MARKETING
EVALUATION IN BUSINESS AND MARKETING EDUCATION
Technology Education:
ADMINISTRATION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
OR
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING IN BUSINESS AND MARKETING EDUCATION
EVALUATION IN EDUCATION
FOUNDATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION FACILITY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
Mathematics:
12 Hours selected in consultation with advisor in Mathematics Education
English Language Arts:
12 Hours selected in consultation with advisor in English Education.
Visual Arts:
12 Hours by advisement in Art Education
Social Studies:
12 Hours selected in consultation with advisor in Social Studied Education

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.