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Certification Officer: Patricia A. Recchio

Chase Hall 222
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 878-6121                            

Office Hours
Monday - Friday  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Teacher Certification Office serves teacher candidates, faculty, administration and the community as a resource for all topics relating to NYS Teacher Certification. The Teacher Certification Office recommends Buffalo State graduates to the New York State Department of Education for teacher certification after they have completed an approved teacher preparation program.  The Teacher Certification Office also verifies program completion for graduates applying for out-of-state certification.

*Admission of Persons with Prior Felony Convictions Policy*

All teacher education programs include a clinical/field component. If you have been convicted of a felony, your criminal history record may impede your ability to complete this program and/or become a NYS certified teacher. Please review the Buffalo State policy:




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Teacher Certification

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Chase Hall 222
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-6121