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