Admissions & Aid
The following mandated workshops are required for New York State certification:
Needs of Students With Autism is required only in some cases.
If you complete a bachelor’s or master’s program leading to certification to teach students with disabilities after September 1, 2009, you do not need the Needs of Students With Autism Workshop. The workshop content is included in the college program. If you complete the early childhood master’s program plus the five courses listed in this link for students with disabilities certification, you do not need the Autism workshop.
The workshop is required for New York State Certification only if you are applying for:
Check your TEACH account.
Are your workshops listed on your TEACH account, or do you have previous college recommendations for certification?
Yes: Your workshop requirement is done unless your college recommendations are dated before 2014. In that case, the DASA workshop is also required.
No: If you do not have a previous recommendation for certification, you can send the workshop certificates to the certification officer by e-mail. If your Social Security number is on the documents, be sure to cross it off before sending it. Include a note with your name, your CUNYfirst EMPLID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number, and when you expect to graduate or approximately when you graduated.
If the certification officer checked the workshops, the notes are on file at Brooklyn College and the workshops do not need to be added to your TEACH account.
If you have a recommendation for certification on your TEACH account, then the workshops required at the time were checked and credited, and do not need to be listed on your TEACH account. From 2001 to 2014, two workshops were needed: School Violence Prevention and Identification of Child Abuse. Starting in 2014, the DASA workshop was added. Workshops are credited based on the college “recommendation.”
You can e-mail Nayisha Wilson Cantave at if you have questions about the workshops at Brooklyn College.
You can complete the workshops by choosing from the following providers online:
The United Federation of Teachers also offers workshops.