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English Education (7-12), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Buffalo, NY, United States
The English Education (7-12) B.S. degree program in secondary education at Buffalo State SUNY leads to a New York State Initial Certificate for teaching English in grades 7–12.
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Twenty-two areas of specialization in the master's of science in education are offered—more choices in graduate education study than any other SUNY school. While teacher education remains a tradition, specialized graduate degree programs in art conservation, creative studies (courses on campus and online), adult education (program online), applied economics, and higher education student affairs administration are unique to SUNY.

Learning outcomes

Buffalo State SUNY's unique graduate English Education (7-12) programs combine current theory with advanced practical training for today's workplace.

Applied programs include music education (Mus.M), great lakes ecosystem science, public and nonprofit management (MPA), museum studies, professional applied and computational mathematics, science education, and students with disabilities 7-12 generalist and students with disabilities 7-12 subject extensions offer exceptional opportunities for professional advancement.

Other notable graduate degree programs include criminal justice, industrial technology, applied economics, biology, English, history, and multidisciplinary studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Literary Analysis and Interpretation
  • Shakespeare for Future Teachers
  • Ethnic American Literatures
  • Foundations of Language
  • Young Adult Literature
  • Integration of Technology in Education
  • Teaching Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools
  • Educational Psychology for Teachers of Adolescents
  • Historical and Philosophical Forces Influencing Secondary Education
  • Nature and Needs of Individuals with Special Needs
  • Field Experience in Secondary English Education
  • Teaching and Evaluating Writing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Copy of passport
  • Personal Essay (FSA-2)
  • Financial Statement (FSA-4)
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, iTEP, or PTE Academic score report (unless English is the official language of your home country and English was your language of instruction)
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      16980 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 8490 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      16980 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 8490 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
    • In-State

      7070 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 3535 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Buffalo

    • 920 - 1560 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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