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.
- Completion through an Approved Service Provider
A list of School Violence Prevention and Intervention Workshop service providers is available on the Approved Providers of Training web page maintained by the Office of Curriculum and Instruction. Contact the individual provider for workshop registration date and time.
Some workshop providers electronically report completion to TEACH. If you completed the training and it is not recorded in the “Workshop” section of your TEACH account, you must contact the workshop provider.
If the workshop provider does not electronically report completion, upon completion of the workshop, the workshop provider will provide the applicant with a Certification of Completion. The applicant must submit to the Office of Teaching Initiatives the original "State Education Department" copy in accordance with instructions on the form.
- Completion through a New York State Registered Teacher Education Program
Applicants who complete a teacher education program with a graduation date of May 2001 or later will be provided the required training as part of their teacher education program. For applicants who complete the training requirement through a registered program, and who are recommended for a teaching certificate by the institution, completion does not have to be electronically reported, nor is submission of a Certification of Completion required.