DASA and Safe Schools, Healthy Students

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DASA - Dignity for All Students Act (DASA 1020)

This training will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination, marginalization and microaggressions, including but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex. This training will address these issues from a proactive - rather than a reactive - position and present the "goal" as creating an affirming educational environment for all students through addressing school culture and climate. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias and aggression in educational settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in §14(5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012.

Registration Information : Matriculated SUNY Oswego students must register online via their myOswego account. Non SUNY-Oswego students may register by accessing the undergraduate or graduate level new student non-degree form under the "Registration Links" header on the myOswego page. Registration is first-come, first-served. The DASA workshop fee is currently $90.00 and will be billed by the Student Accounts Office. Students must pay the workshop fee prior to the scheduled workshop date. Failure to pay the fee in advance may result in de-registration and/or workshop cancellation. Due to limited seating and growing demand for DASA training, those who register for but do not attend a workshop will be issued a late drop, however, the workshop fee will still be assessed and no refunds will be issued.

Cancellation Policy: Workshops will be offered several times during the fall, spring and summer terms. All workshops must meet a minimum enrollment in order to run. Workshops not achieving sufficient paid enrollment may be cancelled. Should cancellation occur, students will be notified approximately one week prior to the scheduled workshop date.

Certification Information: Information regarding candidate certification requirements can be found at SUNY Oswego's School of Education web site available here.

Instructions for students taking DASA through another approved provider: If you are a matriculated student who has taken a DASA training through another approved provider, you must submit a copy of your certification form (with your SUNY Oswego ID number clearly noted) to the Registrar's Office upon completion of the workshop. The certification form should be sent to the attention of Shelly St. John (307 Culkin Hall; fax 315.312.2531; email registra@oswego.edu).

FALL 2014

DASA 1020-800 (CRN 98041), Saturday, September 20, 2014 (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM), 211 Marano Center

DASA 1020-810 (CRN 98042), Monday & Wednesday, October 20 & 22, 2014 (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM), 130 Shineman Center 

DASA 1020-820 (CRN 98043), Saturday, November 22, 2014 (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM), SUNY Oswego Metro Center

SSHS - Safe Schools, Healthy Students (SSHS 1020)

Safe Schools, Healthy Students is a web-based workshop designed to fulfill New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for teacher education candidates applying for certification after February 1, 2004. This professional development (non-credit) workshop is available through SUNY Oswego's Division of Extended Learning and the SUNY Learning Network. From home or a campus computer lab, you will be able to work conveniently at your own pace using the ANGEL course management system.

Workshop topics include:

  • Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting
  • School Violence Prevention and Intervention (SAVE)
  • Fire and Arson Prevention
  • Highway Safety and Traffic Regulations and School Safety Patrols
  • Child Abduction Prevention
  • Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Abuse

Successful completion of this course will allow you to take the competency exam, which is offered on a regularly scheduled basis. A passing score is required for SUNY Oswego to confirm on your transcript to the New York State Department of Education that you have completed the appropriate training. Safe Schools, Healthy Students will be offered at least six times per calendar year.

FALL  2014
Fall 1:     August 25 - September 26
Fall 2:    October 20 - November 21

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Who needs to take Safe Schools, Healthy Students?
How much time is involved?
Why do I have these additional requirements?
Is there another way of gaining the required training?
Do I need to purchase books?
Do I need any special computer system?
How do I obtain my workshop certificates?
Application and Registration
Fee & Payment Information

Who needs to take Safe Schools, Healthy Students?
Teachers who will be applying for certification after February 1, 2004 are required to meet these training requirements. This includes graduate students certifying in a different area from their Bachelor's Degree, such as Literacy Education. SUNY Oswego students must complete these workshops and pass the competency exam before they begin student teaching. Workshop Completion and the Competency Exam is required, this exam requires you to appear in person with a photo ID. Once registered, students will be able (and required) to log on to the Angel course management system at least once per week and complete assignments.  Back to Top

How much time is involved?
The workshops will be completed during the regular seven week semester, six weeks during Summer Session, or three weeks during WinterSession, and will require approximately three to five hours of study and online time per week. The live competency exam for local students will be held at a campus location, usually on a Saturday morning or Wednesday evening. Competency exam dates, time, and location will be announced during the online workshops.  Back to Top

Why do I have these additional requirements?
Similar to the fingerprinting now mandatory for all school employees, these workshops are required by the NYSED. They introduce the student to the ongoing professional development that will also be regularly required of teachers certified in New York State after February 1, 2004.  Back to Top

Is there another way of gaining the required training?
The answer is yes, but will require that you seek out alternatives that meet the state guidelines. In addition, you are required to present that documentation to the School of Education Field Placement Coordinator prior to student teaching, to the SUNY Oswego State Registrar prior to graduation and to the New York State Education Department when you graduate. SUNY Oswego cannot transcript training it did not provide.  Back to Top

Do I need to purchase books?
No, the mini-lectures and other course materials will be available on iTunes U.  Back to Top

Do I need any special computer system?
The computers in the labs at SUNY Oswego will easily handle your access to the ANGEL course management system web site. If you are working from home, you will need a computer with 256 Mb of RAM and an Internet Service Provider (ISP).  Back to Top

How do I obtain my workshop certificates?
Workshop completions will be documented on your transcript. You will also receive certificates for SAVE, Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting, and for completion of all other workshop topics.  Back to Top

Application and Registration

You may register with your MyOswego account the way you would register for any credit bearing class. Matriculated SUNY Oswego students must register online, paper registration is not available.

Non-SUNY Oswego students may register by accessing the non-matriculated registration form hereor going to http://tinyurl.com/5nowed

Registration is first-come, first-serve.

If you have any questions or need additional information please call 315.312.2270 or email us at sshs@oswego.edu.

Persons with disabilities who may need accommodations, in order to successfully complete this professional development course, should contact the Disability Services Office at 315.312.3358  Back to Top

Fee & Payment Information

Workshop Fee - $200.00

Students will be billed by the Student Accounts Office. Financial Aid will be applied to your Safe Schools, Healthy Students bill provided that you have registered early.

Safe Schools, Healthy Schools is administered out of the Division of Extended Learning, 151 Campus Center, Oswego, NY 13126. We can be reached by calling 315.312.2270.

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Division of Extended Learning


315.312.2270 phone | 315.312.3078 fax | extlearn@oswego.edu
SUNY Oswego 151 Campus Center |Oswego, NY 13126