For Teacher and Administrator Certification Applicants and Teacher/Administrator Preparation
The New York State Education Department requires all applicants for teacher and administrator
certifications and students enrolled in teacher/admInistrator preparation programs to complete the following workshops:
Identifying and Reporting Suspected Child Abuse
Prevention and Intervention of School Violence (SAVE)
Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
In addition, Stony Brook University requires all teacher preparation program students
to complete the Identification and Referral of Substance Abuse Workshop in order to receive their degrees.
Those students who are applying for Students with Disabilities certification must
take the Autism Workshop.
Furthermore, New York State law may require licensed professionals to complete one
or more of the workshops listed above.
Who May Take These Workshops
These workshops are available to Stony Brook University and non-Stony Brook University
students. If you are not a Stony Brook University student, please consult with your
school's teacher certification advisor or the NYSED website for specific certification
requirements prior to enrolling in a workshop.
Schedule and Rates
All workshops are offered numerous times throughout the year. These workshops are
delivered in an online-only format. Registration fees are subject to change dependent
upon university rates.
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
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 onDecember 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 giventwo weeksto complete authentic activities and papers, which must be submitted online via Blackboard.
Atnoon on the secondSaturday, 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
Training in Identifying and Reporting Suspected Cases of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
NCE 600 • Online Synchronous • 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.
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
Note: Class size is limited; advance registration required. This workshop is required
for Students With Disabilities candidates and optional for all others.
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.
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.