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New York State uses the online TEACH system for teacher certification.

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Graduate Certification and Endorsement Programs Registered in New York State 

  • Adolescent Literacy
  • Childhood Literacy
  • Gifted Education
  • Secondary Education (7-12) (in areas of Biology, Chemistry, English, Earth Science, French, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, Spanish)
  • School Building Leader
  • School Counselor
  • School District Leader 

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Pat Riehle


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Siuta, Christopher R.

Titles/Responsibilities Assistant Professor
Academic School
School of Education
Academic Department Counselor Education
Contact Information Office Phone: (716) 646-1500, ext. 11
Office Location/Hours 4200 South Park Avenue, Bogel Hall, Hamburg, NY 14075
Courses Taught
  • CE 560. Psychological Testing and Assessment 
  • CE 610 - Practicum  
  • CE 625A - Internship 1: Agency Counseling  
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D., Psychology, Capella University, 2007
  • MSED, Counselor Education, St. Bonaventure University, 1997
  • B.A., Psychology, State University College at Buffalo, 1995
Other Education


  • New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • New York State Permanent Certificate in School Counseling
  • New York State Trained Intensive In-Home Therapist-Home and Community Based Services Waiver
  • Approved Provider of Mandated Reporter Training on Child Abuse
  • Attended SAFE Schools and Violence Prevention Workshop
Professional Background
  • St. Bonaventure University, Assistant Professor, 2011-Present
  • University at Buffalo, Employee Assistance Program Coordinator December, 2009-present
  • University at Buffalo, Senior Trainer 2007-2009
  • Medaille College, Adjunct Professor, 2006-present
  • Hopevale, Inc., Director of Clinical Operations, 2006
  • St. Bonaventure University, Adjunct Professor, 2005-2011
  • Canisius College, Adjunct Professor, 2004-present
  • WNY Center for Sport Psychology, Private Psychotherapy Practice 2004-present
  • Stanley G. Falk School, School Counselor/Program Coordinator, 2002-2006
  • Mid Erie Counseling and Treatment Services, Child Therapist, 1998-2000
  • Heritage Centers, Recreation Trainer, 1996-1997
Teaching Philosophy
Current Research Interests/Projects
Other Interests/Community Involvement


  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • New York Mental Health Counselors Association (NYMHCA)
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