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NYSED REQUIRED SEMINARS

PLEASE NOTE: A $5 fee is charged each semester of all students registering online for Education Seminars.
Please print out your receipt to use as your admission slip for the seminar. If you do not receive a room number, you must call 718-997-5700 for the seminar location. Please be on time; late students will not be admitted, per NYSED requirement.



AH-704, See Sections Below - QC
Alcohol and Drug Abuse

All prospective teachers graduating from Queens College must enroll in this three-hour New York State workshop. Topics include youth drug experimentation, teacher responsibilities, youth drug trends, tobacco use, alcohol use–binge drinking, marijuana use, inhalant use, hallucinogens, club drugs, methamphetamines, over-the-counter drugs, and prescription medications. A knowledge quiz will be administered after discussion of various abuse mechanisms. Open to teachers and teachers’ aides. Note: Late students will not be admitted (per NYS requirement). 3 hrs, 1 session.

Term Course ID Section ID Beginning Time End Time Date Instructor Tuition
Fall 2014 AH704 TU21 06:00PM 09:00PM 10/7/2014 Michele Singer-Berkowitz $55
Fall 2014 AH704 MO22 06:00PM 09:00PM 11/3/2014 Michele Singer-Berkowitz $55
Fall 2014 AH704 TH23 06:00PM 09:00PM 12/4/2014 Michele Singer-Berkowitz $55


AS-650, See Sections Below
Autism Students Seminar for New York State
All prospective teachers seeking initial or professional state certification in special education must take this three-hour workshop in the needs of children with autism. This workshop covers the history of autism, its causes, characteristics, definitions, and prevalence in children by age and gender. Instructional methods for children with autism as well as behavior management, positive supports, collaborations within the school structure, parent-teacher interactions, and resource availability are covered. Open to teachers and teachers’ aides. Note: Late students will not be admitted (per NYS requirement). 3 hrs, 1 session.

Term Course ID Section ID Beginning Time End Time Date Instructor Tuition
Fall 2014 AS650 TU21 06:00PM 09:00PM 10/14/14 Dr. Sara B. Woolf $55
Fall 2014 AS650 TU22 06:00PM 09:00PM 11/18/2014 Dr. Sara B. Woolf $55


AS-750, See Sections Below - QC
DASA (Dignity for All Students Act) Seminar
This six-hour course is designed to fulfill the harassment, bullying, cyber-bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention training required for certification and licensure under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). In this course, we will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination. We will also gain an understanding of how school climate and culture affect student achievement and behavior. Participants will leave with concrete ideas that they can implement in their work environment. Interactive strategies, discussion and media will be used to meet the certification requirements. Note: Late students will not be admitted (per NYS requirement).
6 hrs of instructions/1 hr lunch break/1 session.

Term Course ID Section ID Bgn Time End Time Date Instructor Tuition
Fall 2014 AS750 SA17 10:00AM 05:00PM 11/1/2014 Michele Singer-Berkowitz $110
Fall 2014 AS750 SU18 10:00AM 05:00PM 11/2/2014 Michele Singer-Berkowitz $110
Fall 2014 AS750 SA15 10:00AM 05:00PM 11/8/2014 Michele Singer-Berkowitz $110
Fall 2014 AS750 SU16 10:00AM 05:00PM 11/9/2014 Michele Singer-Berkowitz $110
Fall 2014 AS750 SA19 10:00AM 05:00PM 12/13/2014 Michele Singer-Berkowitz $110



CC-107, See Sections Below - QC 
Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Seminar
This seminar fulfills the New York State requirement for chiropractors, dental hygienists, dentists, optometrists, physicians, podiatrists, psychologists, pupil personnel services professionals, registered nurses, school administrators and supervisors, school district administrators, and teachers who are applying for or renewing a license, registration, certificate, or limited permit. Course covers physical and behavioral indicators of maltreatment, physical, or sexual abuse; behavioral and environmental characteristics of abusive parents or caretakers; and identification of responsibility for reporting child maltreatment or abuse, and when and how to do it. Graphic slides will be shown. Participants receive the required NYS Certificate of Completion. Please bring to class current license or certification number and registration receipt to receive Certificate of Completion. Note: Late students will not be admitted (per NYS requirement). 3 hrs, 1 session.

Term Course ID Section ID Beginning Time End Time Date Instructor Tuition
Fall 2014 CC107 TH21 06:00PM 09:00PM 10/2/2014 Michele Singer-Berkowitz $55
Fall 2014 CC107 WE22 06:00PM 09:00PM 11/12/2014 Michele Singer-Berkowitz $55
Fall 2014 cc107 MO23 06:00PM 09:00PM 12/8/2014 Michele Singer-Berkowitz $55


 
CC-604, See Sections Below - QC
School Safety Seminar
All prospective teachers graduating from Queens College must enroll in this two-hour Queens College Division of Education-mandated workshop. Topics include school safety plans, fire and life safety drills, bomb threats, intruder drills, student suicide awareness, crisis intervention plans, sexual harassment, gang awareness, bullying prevention, and abducted students. Teacher strategies are discussed and a question-and-answer session is provided after review of various safety mechanisms. Open to teachers and teachers’ aides. Note: Late students will not be admitted (per NYS requirement). 2 hrs, 1 session.

Term Course ID Section ID Beginning Time End Time Date Instructor Tuition
Fall 2014 CC604 TU21 06:00PM 09:00PM 10/142014 Michele Singer-Berkowitz $55
Fall 2014 CC604 MO22 06:00PM 09:00PM 11/17/2014 Michele Singer-Berkowitz $55
Fall 2014 CC604 WE23 06:00PM 09:00PM 12/3/2014 Michele Singer-Berkowitz $55


 CC-600, See Sections Below - QC
School Violence Prevention and Intervention Seminar
New York State law requires applicants for a new or renewed license, registration, certificate, or limited permit to provide documentation of completing the required training in school violence prevention and intervention. This seminar has been approved by the NYS Education Department. Topics include identification of warning signs relating to violence and other troubling behaviors in children; statutes, regulations, and policies relating to a safe, nonviolent school climate; classroom management techniques to promote a nonviolent school climate and enhance learning; intervention techniques to address a school violence situation; and participating in an effective school/community process for students exhibiting violent behavior. Participants receive the required Certificate of Completion. Note: Late students will not be admitted (per NYS requirement). 3 hrs, 1 session.

Term Course ID Section ID Beginning Time End Time Date Instructor Tuition
Fall 2014 CC600 WE21 06:00PM 09:00PM 10/15/2014 Michele Singer-Berkowitz $55
Fall 2014 CC600 TH22 06:00PM 09:00PM 11/6/2014 Michele Singer-Berkowitz $55
Fall 2014 CC600 MO23 06:00PM 09:00PM 12/15/2014 Michele Singer-Berkowitz $55
 

 Office Information

 
Hours: (Mon-Fri) 9am-5pm
Bldg: Queens Hall  Room: 105
Phone: (718) 997-5700
Fax: (718) 997-5723
 

 

Diane Gahagan
Director of Educational Programs, Professional Development & Corporate Training
Diane.Gahagan@qc.cuny.edu 
(718)997-5700

 

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 Important Dates

 
October 15
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