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Certification and Licensing Workshops

Chapter 544 of New York State Law (1988) requires many licensed professionals, teachers and school administrators applying for the renewal of a license, registration, certificate or limited permit to complete coursework regarding child abuse, substance abuse and school violence. Effective July 1, 2001, fingerprinting is also required. To satisfy these requirements, SPD offers four workshops and instructions on how to obtain fingerprinting. Additionally, effective October 1, 2009 it is recommended that all teachers and administrators enroll in the three hour Autism workshop offered by the Cody Center, a NYS approved provider. Also, effective December 31, 2013, all teacher and administrative candidates must enroll in the six hour DASA workshop.


Workshop Descriptions

Training in Identifying and Reporting Suspected Cases of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
NCE 600 • 1 session • Fee: $40 • Monday 6-8pm
This workshop provides documentation that the student has completed two (clock) hours of New York State approved coursework or training in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.
Note: Class size is limited; advance registration required. All sections are held in Room N-112 of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building.

2013-2014 Schedule — All classes meet on Monday

November 4, 2013
December 9, 2013
January 13, 2014
February 10, 2014
March 10, 2014
April 7, 2014
May 12, 2014
June 9, 2014
July 14, 2014
August 11, 2014
September 15, 2014
October 6, 2014
November 17, 2014
December 8, 2014

Identification and Referral of Substance Abuse
NCE 601 • 1 session • Fee: $40Thursday 6-8 pm
This course is designed to assist educators in defining their role in the process of getting students connected to help for possible substance abuse problems. An overview of signs and symptoms, risk factors and the average age of onset of substance abuse will be explored. Issues and common indicators for identifying children of alcoholics and substance abusers will be discussed along with how teachers can help. The final part of this class will examine what a referral for help is, the educator’s role and common obstacles to making a referral.
Note: This workshop is required for all levels of teacher certification and licensure through Stony Brook's registered and approved programs. Class size is limited; and advance registration required. All sections are held in Room N-112 of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building.

2013-2014 Schedule — All classes meet on Thursday

November 7, 2013
December 12, 2013
January 16, 2014
February 13, 2014 Rescheduled for February 20, 2014 due to nor'easter.
March 13, 2014
April 10, 2014
May 15, 2014
June 12, 2014
July 17, 2014
August 16, 2014
September 18, 2014
October 9, 2014
November 20, 2014
December 11, 2014

Prevention and Intervention of School Violence
NCE 602 • 1 session • Fee: $40Thursday 8-10 pm
Beginning in February, 2001, New York State law will require attendance and successful completion of a one-session workshop on school violence.
Note: Class size is limited; advance registration required. All sections are held in Room N-112 of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building.

2013-2014 Schedule — All classes meet on Thursday

November 7, 2013
December 12, 2013
January 16, 2014
February 13, 2014 Rescheduled for February 20, 2014 due to nor'easter.
March 13, 2014
April 10, 2014
May 15, 2014
June 12, 2014
July 17, 2014
August 16, 2014
September 18, 2014
October 9, 2014
November 20, 2014
December 11, 2014

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Training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention
NCE 604 • 1 Session • Fee: $100 • Saturday, 9:00 am -12:00 pm + additional online work
Under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), the Commissioner of Education’s Regulations have been amended to require all teacher, pupil personnel and school leadership preparation programs to include at least six hours of training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention. This requirement goes into effect beginning December 31, 2013.

The six hours of required instruction will be divided in the following manner:

  1. Students will attend a three-hour face-to-face session.
  2. After the session, students will be be given two weeks to complete authentic activities and papers, which must be submitted online via Blackboard. 
  3. At noon on the second Saturday, all assignments must be submitted electronically through Blackboard.  The Blackboard course site will be closed; no further submissions will be accepted.

Completed and signed PDFs of certificates will be posted in the student's account at the Blackboard site for each individual to download and print upon successful completion of the workshop.  All Stony Brook students will be able to use their net IDs for Blackboard access.  All non-Stony Brook University students will be given access to Blackboard to complete the on-line portion of this workshop.

Note: Class size is limited; advance registration required. Due to the class size limitation and the on-line coursework requirement of the workshop SPD will not authorize any refunds. All face-to-face sessions of this workshop are held in Room S-109 of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building.

2013-2014 Schedule — All classes meet on Saturday, unless otherwise noted.
October 19, 2013
November 16, 2013
December 14, 2013
February 8, 2014
March 15, 2014
April 11, 2014 — Friday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM — NEW
April 12, 2014
May 17, 2014
June 14, 2014
August 16, 2014

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Register online for any of our certification and licensing seminars by clicking the "Register Now" link below. Schedules for all courses may be found at left.

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Last modified on 4/10/14 by Kim Garvin Giacalone.