UB Undergraduate Students Considering Becoming a Teacher

Consider Becoming an Educator

Preparation for Teaching

  • Qualified candidates earning a relevant bachelor’s degree in the School of Arts and Sciences receive preferred consideration for admission to the University’s graduate School of Education.
  • The undergraduate curriculum within the relevant majors in the School of Arts and Sciences has been carefully aligned with the admission requirements for the professional master’s degree in Education.


  • Students can complete a BA or BS and consecutive MS in five years, with one additional semester for resident teaching.
  • Students participating in the intern program receive their Master of Science degree tuition-free; student loans are deferred throughout the graduate program.

Programs Offered

  • The School of Education offers master’s degrees in Elementary and Secondary Educations as well as certifications in Music, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education subject areas English, Mathematics, History and Social Studies, and Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science and Physics).
  • The University’s educator preparation programs offer substantial field experience working in urban, suburban and rural schools to prepare graduates for the realities of contemporary K-12 education.

Advantages of Our Program

  • The program has historically drawn students with a wide variety of professional, personal and educational backgrounds, including prior study at leading colleges and universities.
  • Rigorous preparation across the content areas and in the practice of education have historically led to high scores on state-mandated assessments and a strong placement rate with recent graduates serving as teachers and administrators throughout the state, region and country.
  • Extensive personal interaction with our experienced and dedicated faculty allow for a seamless transition from undergraduate to graduate studies, and to initiation to the profession.