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English BA/School Librarianship MS - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 15.01 ENGLISH- GENERAL, CIP: 23.0101 English Language and Literature, General)

Department of English

306 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4610

William Solomon, Professor
Chair

Walter Hakala, Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Information Science

534 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1020

Professor Dan Albertson
Professor, Department Chair

Mary Jo Sicurella
Academic Advisor

Learning And Instruction

Office of Educator Preparation
375 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4610

Travis Eisele
Academic Advisor

Becoming an English BA/School Librarianship MS Student

Several checks are in place to monitor student progression through this program. Procedures begin with the initial screening upon application to the University for the BA degree. Students can progress to the graduate portion of the program so long as they also maintain good academic standing and carry a minimum GPA of 3.000 (B average).

In addition, students must indicate their desire to matriculate into the MS (Teacher Preparation) portion of the program by March 1 of their junior year. This intention will trigger a review by the MS program faculty to ensure the student has maintained a sufficient GPA and has completed appropriate coursework. At this time, students in this program are also expected to complete an interview with the Office of Educator Preparation.

Finally, before entry into student teaching (field experience), students must have successfully completed all undergraduate education courses and all graduate level coursework with a B- or better.

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022, spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

All freshmen who select English BA on their UB application are listed as approved majors. New students will be contacted by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement & Services office regarding initial course registration after paying their tuition deposit and completing the online Orientation Data Form.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Transfer students are invited to meet with the director of undergraduate studies to arrange transfer credit for courses to plan a course of study within the major.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

All students with an interest in reading and writing about literature, creative writing, and journalism, are welcome to apply to the English major, as their sole major, a double major, or a joint major.

To request an application form, please send an email to the Office of Undergraduate Studies, or visit us in 303 Clemens Hall. After filling out the application, students usually schedule a meeting with the Director of Undergraduate Studies to discuss their course of study.

Students interested in the combined program can contact Mary Jo Sicurella mjsicure@buffalo.edu in the Graduate School of Education.

Suggested Introductory Courses

LAI 350 Introduction to Education

 
Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:57:08