All candidates for teacher certification will complete a State-mandated two-hour training lecture on recognizing and reporting child abuse or neglect. Group sessions will be provided on campus, or students may take the training from social service agencies or hospitals. This is not a credit course and evidence of training must be documented.
Schools Against Violence in Education Act
In addition to completing other College and certification requirements, all students will complete two hours of course work or training in school violence and prevention. They will receive a list of approved providers and/or institutions that offer the course work or training.
New York State Teacher Certification Examinations
Prospective Early Childhood & Childhood teachers (B-6) are required to achieve passing scores on the Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST), the Elementary Assessment of Teaching Skills - Written (ATS-W), and the Content Specialty Test (CST) for the initial certificate.