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.
* The following seminars are required for students who graduated or completed a program prior
to Fall 2019 (Degree date 1/1/2020)
- 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
(Previously 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 workshop. If the DASA workshop 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 Education program are required to take the Autism workshop.