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Certification and Licensing Workshops

New York State Law 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:

  • Training in Identifying and Reporting Suspected Cases of Child Abuse and Maltreatment 
  • Identification and Referral of Substance Abuse 
  • Project Save (Prevention and Intervention of School Violence) 
  • Dignity for All Students Act (Training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention) 
  • Autism Workshop 

If you are a Stony Brook graduate student seeking certification, you should refer to your program page for workshop and examination requirements:

Fingerprinting is also required for licensed professionals. »Instructions on how to obtain fingerprinting.


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. 

 

2016-17 Schedule — All classes meet on Monday

August 8, 2016
September 19, 2016

October 17, 2016
November 14, 2016
December 5, 2016
January 23, 2017
February 13, 2017
March 20, 2017
April 10, 2017
May 15, 2017
June 12, 2017
July 10, 2017
August 7, 2017 


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: Stony Brook University teacher candidates are required to take this substance abuse workshop. The workshop does not need to appear on participants' TEACH accounts (nor will it appear). Class size is limited and advance registration required.

2016-17 Schedule — All classes meet on Thursday

August 11, 2016
September 22, 2016

October 20, 2016
November 17, 2016
December 8, 2016
January 26, 2017
February 16, 2017
March 16, 2017
April 13, 2017
May 18, 2017
June 15, 2017
July 13, 2017
August 10, 2017 


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. 

2016-17 Schedule — All classes meet on Thursday

August 11, 2016
September 22, 2016

October 20, 2016
November 17, 2016
December 8, 2016
January 26, 2017
February 16, 2017
March 16, 2017
April 13, 2017
May 18, 2017
June 15, 2017
July 13, 2017
August 10, 2017

 


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.

 

2016-17 Schedule — All classes meet on Saturday, unless otherwise noted

August 13, 2016
August 19, 2016, 9 am - 12 noon (Friday)
September 24, 2016 
October 15, 2016 
November 19, 2016 
December 3, 2016 
January 21, 2017 
February 25, 2017 
March 11, 2017 
April 8, 2017 
May 13, 2017 
June 17, 2017 
July 8, 2017 
August 12, 2017


Autism Workshop
NCE 605 • 1 session • Fee: $50 • Wednesday6-9 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. 

2016-17 Schedule — All classes meet on Wednesday

September 28, 2016 
November 9, 2016 
January 25, 2017 
March 22, 2017 
May 24, 2017 
July 19, 2017

 


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. 


CONTACT Information

Registration and Scheduling Information
Career Development Programs
careerdevelopment_spd@stonybrook.edu
631-632-7022 


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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