Teacher Education Transfer Agreement
Senior Campuses with Undergraduate Teacher Education
Teacher Education Program Transfer Information for SUNY Buffalo State
Overall GPA Entrance Requirement
Minimum of 2.5 overall for Childhood/Early Childhood education, 2.6 for Childhood/Special Education, 2.5 for Art Education, 2.0 for Biology Education, 2.5 for Business and Marketing Education, 2.0 for Chemistry Education, 2.0 for Earth Science Education, 2.0 for English Education, 2.5 for French Education, 2.0 for Mathematics Education, 2.5 for Music Education, 2.0 for Physics Education, 2.75 for Social Studies Education, 2.5 for Spanish Education, and 2.0 for Technology Education.
Requirements for Major/Concentration
Childhood/Early Childhood Education and Childhood/Special Education - students must complete 18 credit hours at the upper-division level for the chosen concentration.
Art Education - 3.0 for required primary major courses.
Biology Education - 2.75 in Biology courses for admission into methods and student teaching courses.
Chemistry Education - recommended equivalencies for Chemistry Education: CHE 111, CHE 112, CHE 201, CHE 202, CHE 203, CHE 204, CHE 301, MAT 161, MAT 162, MAT 263, PHY 111, and PHY 112.
Earth Science - 3.0 in Earth Science courses for admission to methods and student teaching courses.
French Education - 2.5 required in French courses.
Music Education - entrance audition required for admission to program followed by two semester residency in Music major and 3.0 in Music courses.
Physics Education - 2.75 required in Physics courses for admission to methods and student teaching courses.
Social Studies Education - 2.75 required for all history and social science courses as well as an interview with the program coordinator, department chair, or other designated official.
Spanish Education - 2.5 required in Spanish courses.
Majors/Concentrations for Students in Teacher Preparation Programs
Childhood/Early Childhood and Childhood/Special Education
Must be directly related to the elementary curriculum American Studies, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Mathematics Science, Social Studies
a major/concentration in the certification sought Art, Biology, Business and Marketing, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Foreign Languages (French and Spanish), Mathematics, Music, Physics, Social Studies, Technology
Other Application Requirements
Early Childhood/Childhood Education – two general education courses with at least a grade of C, C+ average in EDU 201, EDF 202, EDF 203, and EDU 211, supplemental application and LAST exam required for admission to major.
Specific Curriculum Comments
Childhood/Early Childhood Courses from four different academic fields required for distribution requirements.
Other Helpful Information
As you consider transferring to SUNY Buffalo State, you should consult the information on the programs in education on the website below which may provide more detailed information on curriculum and requirements. http://www.buffalostate.edu/current