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Certification and Licensing Workshops

For Teachers and Teacher/Administrator Preparation Students

New York State Law requires licensed professionals, teachers and school administrators applying for the renewal of a license, registration, certificate or limited permit to complete coursework regarding child abuse, DASA and school violence. In addition, Stony Brook requires its teacher/administrator preparation students to complete a workshop on substance abuse before they graduate. The University regularly schedules these workshops throughout the year.

Workshops are open to all teachers and teacher preparation students who need them, even if they are not Stony Brook University students. If you are not a Stony Brook student, please refer to your school's teacher certification advisor or the NYSED website for specific certification and licensing requirements before enrolling.   

Now Scheduling Workshops Online

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, all of our workshops will be offered in an online-only format.
Required Workshops

For all New York State teachers and administrators

For all Students with Disabilities candidates (optional for others)

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

  


Workshop Schedule

We have added new online sections and will continue to add more as needed. If the workshop you want is full, please check back to see if another has been scheduled.

Dignity for All Students Act (Training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention)
NCE 604 • 1 Session • Fee: $115 
Fully online: Combination of synchronous (live) online + asynchronous work totaling 6 hours

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:

  • Students will attend a three-hour face-to-face, synchronous online session; available sessions are from 9 am-12 noon. 
  • After the session, students will be be given   two weeks  to complete authentic activities and papers, which must be submitted online via Blackboard. 
  • 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 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.


Training in Identifying and Reporting Suspected Cases of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
NCE 600 • Online S ynchronous 6-8pm • Fee: $49 

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. 


Project Save (Prevention and Intervention of School Violence)
NCE 602 • Online S ynchronous 8-10pm   • Fee: $49  

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. 


Autism Workshop
NCE 605 • Online S ynchronous 6-9pm • Fee: $55 

This workshop is one, three-hour session, on a Wednesday evening.  Students are required to be present for the full three hours.  This workshop provides documentation that the student has completed the New York State approved coursework .

Note: Class size is limited; advance registration required. This workshop is required for Students With Disabilities candidates and optional for all others. 


Identification and Referral of Substance Abuse
NCE 601 • Online S ynchronous 6-8pm • Fee: $49

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.