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SUNY Buffalo State's Modern and Classical Languages Department offers two degrees in French—French education (7-12), B.S.; and French, B.A. with a specialization in either professional French or Francophone studies—along with a postbaccalaureate teacher certification in French education (7-12).

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​Two tracks: Professional French and Francophone Studies

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The Modern and Classical Languages Department offers two degrees in Spanish—Spanish education (7-12), B.S.; and Spanish language and literature, B.A.—along with a postbaccalaurete teacher certification in Spanish education (7-12).

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Foreign Language, M.S.Ed.

This program is designed primarily to accommodate the needs of initially licensed 7-12 French or Spanish teachers for professional licensure in the teaching of foreign languages and extension of the certificate to the 1-6 level.

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Leadership in Languages Other Than English

SUNY Buffalo State offers unique and innovative courses of study that optimize traditional classroom-based, computer-mediated, and clinically-rich learning experiences.


Minors are offered in French, Spanish, German, and Italian. Students must complete a minumum of 21 credit hours.

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Modern and Classical Languages

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Buckham Hall B234
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5414 •  Fax: (716) 878-6730