Learning and Instruction
Graduate School of Education
505 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Web Address: www.gse.buffalo.edu
Suzanne Miller, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Minor in Education and Visiting Assistant Professor
Deborah Moore-Russo, Ph. D.
Chair and Professor, Math Education
Sui Mei Grierson
*Not a baccalaureate degree program
**Because New York State education requirements may change, program requirements may be altered according to state specifications.
For undergraduate students at the University at Buffalo interested in pursuing initial teacher certification to be able to teach in New York State preK-12 public schools, the education minor functions as an introduction
to the education profession so that undergraduate students may explore the possibility of a career in teaching. The education minor provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to begin to develop pedagogical
knowledge essential for effective teaching and it allows a head start on the coursework leading to initial teacher certification through the University at Buffalo's graduate-level initial teacher certification program.
This minor cannot in itself lead directly to initial teacher certification.
The Graduate School of Education (GSE) offers the University at Buffalo's initial teacher certification program at the post-baccalaureate level and is dedicated to preparing qualified, committed, and caring teachers
who can work effectively with students from various cultures with a wide variety of abilities and needs. The Department of Learning and Instruction (LAI) is devoted to the education of teachers and to the pursuit of
research in all areas of learning. LAI offers graduate degree programs at the master's and doctoral levels, graduate-level certification programs in teacher education, and administers the undergraduate education minor.