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The School of Education at Hunter College is dedicated to the preparation of deeply thoughtful, knowledgeable and highly effective teachers, administrators and counselors. Our commitment is to educating future professionals who will make a significant impact on the academic achievement, as well as the intellectual, social and emotional development of their students.

Fall 2014 Course Offerings

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Workshop

The Dignity for All Students Act Workshop is six-hour course, which includes 2 hours of offsite reading and activities, coupled with 4 hours of in class lecture and discussion on the Hunter College campus. Students have the option to register for a one-day 4 hour session or two 2 hour sessions to complete the onsite component. Fall 2014 Priority Deadline is September 3rd for all fall course offerings. 

Effective December 31, 2013 all applicants for certification are required to complete six clock hours of coursework or training in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law. This includes but is not limited to prospective teachers, administrators, counselors and those seeking an extension to their current certification.

Hunter College is an approved DASA Workshop provider by the New York State Education Department.

Course Description

The School of Education’s DASA course will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination, marginalization and microaggressions, 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. Using a proactive perspective, the goal of the course is to help school based personnel create an affirming educational environment for all students by 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.

Pre-Workshop Assignments

All students must download and complete the pre-workshop assignments prior to the workshop. Pre-workshop assignments are available in your Continuing Education student account. To access the documents go to the main CE website. Click on "Student Log-in" under Quicklinks, and use your Username and Password to access your account.

Course Fee & Confirmation

The course fee is $125.  Allow 5 business days after registration to receive an e-mail confirmation letter.  Students must bring a copy of their Continuing Education confirmation in order to attend the workshop. Students please review your confirmation prior to the workshop to ensure you are attending on the correct day and time.  

Continuing Education discounts do not apply to School of Education courses, unless otherwise noted.

Note:  Click on the dates to visit the registration page OR visit the Course Browser/Registration and enter “DASA” in the Keyword Search.

The School of Education had made every effort to provide the DASA workshop to as many students as possible by the April 30th deadline. At this time we will not be adding any additional DASA workshop dates prior to April 30th, 2014. You may be placed on the waitlist for one of the current workshops, however a seat is not guaranteed.  If you need to take the DASA workshop by the April 30th deadline, you may take this course with another provider. For a list of approved providers, please visit the NYSTCE website.

Fall One Day Sessions (Course Code: SOE1D)

Section DayDatesTime
Section 1 Saturday September 13 9:00am-1:00pm
Section 2 Monday October 6 5:00pm-9:00pm
Section 3 Saturday October 25 1:00pm-5:00pm
Section 4 Wednesday November 11 5:00pm-9:00pm
Section 5 Sunday November 23 1:00pm-5:00pm
Section 6 Wednesday December 10 5:00pm-9:00pm

Instructor Biography

With over 30 years working with students in K-12 schools on health education, Professor Ruderman has a wide variety of experience in the school setting dealing with conflict resolution, peer mediation, and school climate.  An adjunct professor at Hunter College’s School of Education for over a decade, he has developed and taught multiple courses for teacher candidates dealing with emotional and social issues of students, and managing these inside the classroom.  A licensed Physical and Health educator, as well as school supervisor, Professor Ruderman brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in support of the Dignity for all Students.

For questions regarding course payment and registration please contact the Continuing Education Registration Department, (212) 650-3850 or ce@hunter.cuny.edu
For questions concerning course content and certification,  please contact the School of Education at DASA@hunter.cuny.edu.

 

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