All teacher candidates must be fingerprinted by MorphoTrust upon acceptance into an education degree program. To make an appointment, please go to https://ny.ibtfingerprint.com. For a list of locations, please check http://www.l1enrollment.com/locations/?st=ny.
Child Protection Policy
The SUNY System-wide Child Protection Policy sets protocols and mandates for campuses to follow when SUNY has children in its care, custody, and control. To learn more about the CPP and its training modules, visit the School of Education homepage.
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, community colleges, or BOCES. This is not a credit course and evidence of training must be documented on candidates' transcripts.
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 on students' transcripts.
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 on students' transcripts.
Training in Health & Safety Education
This 0-credit online training (EDI095) includes topics mandated by New York State Education Law for teacher candidates. The four video modules provide information on the means for instructing students for the purpose of preventing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse (Education Law section 804); instructing students in fire and arson prevention (Education Law section 808); providing safety education as it pertains to highway safety, traffic regulations, and bicycle safety (Education Law section 806); and instructing students for preventing child abduction (Education Law section 803-a).
New York State Teacher Certification Examinations
Prospective Early Childhood & Childhood teachers (B-6) are required to achieve passing scores on the EAS (Educating All Students); CST (Content Specialty Test) Multi-Subject for Birth-Grade 2 and Multi-Subject for Grades 1-6; and one corresponding edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment) for the initial certificate.