Curriculum & Instructional Services

SCHOOL VIOLENCE PREVENTION & INTERVENTION
TWO-HOUR NEW TEACHER CERTIFICATION

 

Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification must complete two hours of coursework in school violence prevention and intervention. Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES is providing a two-hour certification course for new teachers to meet this requirement. A certificate will be distributed to participants at the completion of the course.

The course is an overview of:

  • The warning signs within a developmental and social context that relate to violence and other troubling behaviors in children
    Statutes, regulations, and policies relating to a safe nonviolent school climate

  • Integration of social and problem solving skill development for students to promote a nonviolent school climate and enhance learning