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The Place for Teachers

The preparation of teachers at both the undergraduate and graduate levels continues to be one of the major responsibilities at Buffalo State.

The quality and diversity of the professional education programs have earned the university an excellent reputation for teacher preparation within New York State, across the nation, and around the world.


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Openings for kindergarten and elementary school teachers projected each year.


Job growth for kindergarten and elementary school teachers through 2031.


Median annual wage for elementary school teachers


The majority of teacher education alums work within their chosen field within the first year after graduation.

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Success Stories

Bryanna Hill

"Getting involved in groups designed for education majors was good because I met faculty who helped prepare me for teacher certification exams and everything you need to know to become a teacher."

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