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Certification Requirements

Child Abuse Identification Workshop
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.

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training
All students will complete a six-hour training in the prevention of bullying and harassment. Training is provided periodically on campus or may be taken through BOCES or another approved provider. This is not a credit course and evidence of training must be documented.

Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) Act Training
All students will complete a two-hour workshop in school violence prevention. Workshops are held periodically on campus or may be taken elsewhere through an approved provider. This is not a credit course and evidence of training must be documented.

New York State Teacher Certification Examinations
Prospective Early Childhood & Childhood teachers (B-6) are required to achieve passing scores on the ALST (Academic Literacy Skills Test); EAS (Educating All Students); CST (Content Specific Test) Multi-Subject for Birth-Grade 2, and Multi-Subject for Grades 1-6; and the edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment) for the initial certificate.