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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. To satisfy these requirements, SPD offers the following NYSED-approved workshops.

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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.


2015-16 Schedule — All classes meet on Monday

September 14, 2015
October 5, 2015
November 9, 2015
December 7, 2015
January 11, 2016
February 8, 2016
March 14, 2016
April 11, 2016
May 9, 2016
June 6, 2016
July 11, 2016
August 8, 2016


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.

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 is required. All sections are held in Room N-112 of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building. The Substance Abuse Workshop does not need to, nor will it, appear on participants' TEACH accounts.‚Äč

2015-16 Schedule — All classes meet on Thursday

September 17, 2015
October 8, 2015
November 12, 2015
December 10, 2015
January 14, 2016
February 11, 2016
March 10, 2016
April 14, 2016
May 12, 2016
June 9, 2016
July 14, 2016
August 11, 2016


Project Save (Prevention and Intervention of School Violence)
NCE 602 • 1 session • Fee: $40Thursday 8-10 pm
New York State law requires 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.

2015-16 Schedule — All classes meet on Thursday

September 17, 2015
October 8, 2015
November 12, 2015
December 10, 2015
January 14, 2016
February 11, 2016
March 10, 2016
April 14, 2016
May 12, 2016
June 9, 2016
July 14, 2016
August 11, 2016

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Dignity for All Students Act (Training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention)
NCE 604 • 1 Session • Fee: $100 • Saturday, 3 hours + 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 went into effect on 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 PDF's of the certificate of completions will be emailed to each student to print upon successful completion of the workshop and after the conclusion of the two week online period.  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 N-112 of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building.


2015-16 Schedule — All classes meet on Saturday, unless otherwise noted

September 19, 2015
October 10, 2015
November 7, 2015
December 12, 2015
January 23, 2016
February 13, 2016
March 12, 2016
April 9, 2016
May 14, 2015
June 18, 2016
July 9, 2016
August 13, 2016

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Autism Workshop
NCE 605 • 2 sessions • Fee: $45 • Monday & Wednesday, 6-8 pm
This workshop will meet over two 2-hour sessions once per month, on a Monday and Wednesday evening.  Students are required to be present for both sessions for the full four hours and complete a test with passing score at the end of the second session.  Successful candidates will receive their certificates of completion at the end of the second session.

Note: Class size is limited; advance registration required. All sections are held in Room N-112 of the Social & Behavioral Sciences Building unless notified otherwise.

2015-16 Schedule — Dates to be announced.


Cancellations and Refunds

If a course is cancelled by the School of Professional Development, 100% of the fee will be refunded.  Participants who withdraw from a course will receive 100% of the fee returned only if they cancel 14 days or more in advance of the course. 

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Additional Information

Registration and
Scheduling Information
Amy Margolies
amy.margolies@stonybrook.edu 631.632.7022

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Certification Exam Preparation

SBL and SDL Exam Preparation Workshops
Prepare for both NYS examinations with a combined 4-hour workshop developed by exam reviewers. »Details.

 

 

 

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