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 Seminars Required for Recommendation by Queens College

 
For a FIRST Initial or Provisional Certification
The following 5 seminars are required for recommendation
  • Child Abuse Identification Workshop

    All applicants for Certification are required to complete two clock hours of coursework or training regarding the identification and reporting of suspected child abuse and maltreatment in accordance with Sections 3003(4) and 3004 of the Education Law. This training is available only from a provider approved by the New York State Education Department. 

  • School Violence Prevention and Intervention Workshop (SAVE)

    All applicants for a certificate are required to complete two clock hours of course work or training in school violence prevention and intervention in accordance with section 3004 of the Education Law.  Training in school violence prevention and intervention is available through registered teacher education programs at New York State colleges and universities, Coordinated School Health Network Centers located at certain BOCES, and other service providers approved by the State Education Department.  

  • DASA Training (Dignity for All Students Act)

    Effective December 31, 2013, all applicants for Certification are required to complete six clock hours of coursework or training in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law. This training is available only from a provider approved by the New York State Education Department.  Upon completion of the workshop, the provider will report your completion electronically.


  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Seminar
    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. Open to teachers and teachers’ aides. Note: Late students will not be admitted (per NYS requirement). 3 hrs, 1 session. 
    • *Counselor Education students may substitute course ECPCE 802 - Special Issues in School Counseling or ECPCE - 708 Ethics, Clinical Issues & Crisis Intervention for the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Seminar. Proof of course completion can be provided on student transcript.
  • 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.


 
For Professional Certification, Permanent Certification
(Previously completed an Approved Teacher Preparation program and holds/held a valid NYS certificate),
or an Additional Certification
(P
reviously completed an Approved Teacher Preparation program and holds a valid NYS certificate)

Students applying for a Professional Certification, Permanent Certification, or an Additional Certification must have taken DASA seminar. If your DASA seminar is not posted on your NYSED TEACH Account please contact the provider where you took the DASA seminar and request it be uploaded to your TEACH Account.

*Students in a Post Masters Special Ed Program are required to take the Autism seminar.


    Teacher Certification Office
    Powdermaker Hall - Room 100G
    718-997-5547
    tcert@qc.cuny.edu

     

     Register for Seminars

     
     

     To Submit Seminars:

     
    Seminar copies can be submitted by email or in person to the Teacher Certification Office, they must be submitted during the semester that you expect to graduate/complete your program.

    1. Do NOT submit original documents.  Please submit copies and keep the originals for your records.
    2. Make sure seminar certificates have all information filled out and that they are signed and dated where it says "trainee's signature".
    3. Do NOT email PHOTOS of your seminars.  Seminar certifcates should be scanned and emailed as PDF files. 
     

     Please Note*

     
    ​Only the Child Abuse, School Violence, DASA, and Autism seminars are posted on the NYSED TEACH System.

    The School Safety and Alcohol & Drug Abuse seminars are mandated program requirements.
     
     
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