Professional Experience and Outcomes

Students will have the chance to gain professional experience in different classroom settings through the schools and school districts surrounding Canisius. These include:

  • Buffalo Public School District
  • Buffalo Charter Schools (West Buffalo CS, Tapestry CS, Elmwood Village CS, Westminster CS, etc.)
  • Sweet Home School District
  • Ken-Ton School District
  • Stanley G. Falk school
  • Cantalician Center for Learning

Some featured alumni from the program include:

  • Bethany Vivian -Buffalo Public Schools, Mentor for All New Special Education Teachers -Undergraduate Degree in Childhood/Special Ed
  • Emily Wiech Christ -Special Ed Teacher in Frontier School District, Blasdell Elementary -Undergraduate Degree in Childhood/Special Ed  -was awarded the Tourette's Syndrome Association's Teacher of The Year Award
  • Lindsay Springer Jakubowski -Special Ed Teacher in Frontier School District, Blasdell Elementary -Undergraduate Degree in Childhood/Special Ed 
  • Liz Theriault -Principal at Autistic Services -Undergraduate Degree in Childhood/Special Ed
  • Katie Schuta -Vice Principal at Emerson Vocational -Undergraduate Degree in Childhood/Special Ed
  • Dominic Ballachino -Special Ed Teacher at Tapestry Charter School -Undergraduate Degree in Childhood/Special Education
  • Caitlin Finn - Committee on Special Education Chair in Buffalo Public Schools