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 service providers (by location or by provider) 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.
Upon completion of the workshop, the service 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 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. Applicants who complete the training requirement through a registered program, and who are recommended for a teaching certificate by the institution, do not need to submit a Certification of Completion.