EDDN 511: Seminar in Child Abuse Identification and Reporting
Seminar on the identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect; signs and symptoms to look for; ways to approach children; understanding the variety of ways children may convey that they are being abused or neglected; teacher concerns regarding reporting abuse or neglect; rationalizations for not reporting; working with systems; and the aftermath of reporting abuse or neglect.
EDDN 513: Seminar in School Violence Prevention and Intervention
Seminar on statutes, regulations and policies relating to a safe, nonviolent school climate; effective classroom management techniques and academic supports that promote a nonviolent school climate and enhance learning; social and problem-solving skill development for students within the regular school curriculum; warning signs within a developmental and social context that relate to violence and other troubling behaviors in children; intervention techniques to address school violence situations, and how to participate in an effective school/community referral process for students exhibiting violent behavior.
EDSN 567: edTPA Test Preparation Seminar
This test preparation course is a non-credit, non-graded course that focuses on the creation of a learning segment with at least three lesson presentations within a structure of a Planning Section, Instruction Section, and Assessment Section, along with attention given to work on expressive and receptive language skills, as required by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for the Ed Teacher Performance Assessment (EdTPA) that is now a NYSED requirement for NYS Initial Teacher Certification.