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Health and Human Services BA - Child and Family Studies Concentration/Early Childhood /Childhood Education EdM - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 49.03 HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCI, CIP: 45.0101 Social Sciences, General)

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Programs (SSC)

203 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4670

Shelley Kimelberg, PhD
Director

Department of Learning and Instruction

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

Louise Lalli
Academic Advisor

Becoming a Health and Human Services BA - Child and Family Studies Concentration/Early Childhood /Childhood Education EdM 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 EdM (Teacher Preparation) portion of the program by March 1 of their junior year. This intention will trigger a review by the EdM 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 take the GRE (Graduate Record Examination), and complete an interview with the Office of Educator Preparation.

Finally, before entry into student teaching (field experience), students must have successfully completed all education and 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 for the 2021-22 academic year. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 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

Incoming fall freshmen entering UB from high school are admitted to the combined BA/EdM program via the application for undergraduate admission. Students do not apply separately to graduate study. 

Transfer Admission to the Program

Interested students should contact Louise Lalli in the Graduate School of Education.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Interested students should contact Louise Lalli in the Graduate School of Education.

Suggested Introductory Courses

  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • LAI 350 Introduction to Education
  • SSC 103 Introduction to Health and Human Services
  • BIO 129 Perspective in Human Biology
  • A basic statistics course
 
Published: Aug 02, 2021 11:30:09