DASA Course Requirement Reminder

The DASA training workshop/course for those students that are graduating in May 2014, Summer 2014 or after and who completed TCHL-UE 1999 or TCHL-GE 2999 Drug and Alcohol Ed, Child Abuse Id, School Violence Prevention in Spring 2013 or earlier semesters which did not include the DASA training and is available for Spring 2014 registration on Albert. The DASA training/workshop will be offered on February 21, 2014, please see details below:

TCHL-UE 1998/TCHL-GE 2998 DASA Training in Harassment, Bullying & Discrimination in Schools
This coursework or training is designed to fulfill the harassment, bullying, & discrimination prevention & intervention training required for certification/licensure under the Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act). The Dignity Act requires, among other things, school districts to create policies & guidelines to be used in school training programs to discourage the development of discrimination or harassment & to enable employees to prevent & respond to discrimination or harassment. The course is six instructional hours, three of which must be received through face to face instruction.

For Undergraduate Students:

TCHL-UE 1998 DASA Training in Harassment, Bullying & Discrimination in Schools
TCHL-UE 1998 | 0 units | Class#: 16356 | Section: 001 | Grading: Ugrd Steinhardt Pass/Fail Course Location Code: WS | Component: Distance Learning Hybrid  2/21/2014 Fri 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM at KIMM 914 with Pietanza, Rosa; Kaeser, Frederick

For Graduate Students:

TCHL-GE 2998 DASA Training in Harassment, Bullying & Discrimination in Schools
TCHL-GE 2998 | 0 units | Class#: 16355 | Section: 001 | Grading: Grad Steinhardt Pass/Fail Opt Course Location Code: WS | Component: Distance Learning Hybrid  2/21/2014 Fri 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM at KIMM 914 with Pietanza, Rosa; Kaeser, Frederick

Students graduating in May 2014, Summer 2014 or after and who completed TCHL-UE 1999 or TCHL-GE 2999 Drug and Alcohol Ed, Child Abuse Id, School Violence Prev in Spring 2013 or earlier semesters which did not include the DASA training must complete this 0 credit workshop to be recommended for certification. For those students that haven’t yet taken TCHL-UE 1999 or TCHL-GE 2999, the DASA training is now included and was first offered in Summer 2013.  These students would not register for the stand alone workshop. The new title for TCHL-UE 1999 and TCHL-GE 2999 is Drug and Alcohol Ed/Child Abuse Id/School Violence Prev/DASA

Any questions, please contact Mark Perez at mark.perez@nyu.edu

NYCDOE Information Session – Monday, December 9th at 1:30pm

NYU Steinhardt and the NYC Department of Education have arranged for an information session for January 2014, May 2014 and Summer 2014 certification program completers interested in seeking positions in New York City Public Schools.

Presenting will be Leslie Banks, Teacher Recruitment Manager, from the NYCDOE Office of Recruitment and Quality, please see details below:

NYCDOE Information Session
Monday, December 9th at 1:30pm
Wasserman Center, Presentation Room A
133 East 13th Street
2nd Floor

While all students completing certification programs (including Speech and Language Disabilities and School Counseling) are welcome, the focus of the information session will be for teacher certificate candidates in Teaching and Learning, Music and the Performing Arts, and Visual Arts.

The goals of the NYCDOE Information Session are to:

  • Encourage prospective teachers to choose NYC public schools as their top choice
  • Communicate the importance and urgency of teaching NYC public school students
  • Provide information on the application process, hiring needs, incentives and deadlines

IMPORTANT: We realize that the time may conflict with classes or student teaching.  If this is the case, please consider asking permission to leave early or arrive late. If you need assistance in doing so, you may use this post to support your request.  If your professor or cooperating teacher needs further clarification, please have them contact us directly.


Mark Perez
Certification Officer
(212) 998-5033

Frank Pignatosi
Director of Clinical Studies
(212) 998-5481

Be Kind To Yourself! Exploring Self Care & Meditation 12/3

Be Kind To Yourself! Exploring Self Care & Meditation
Tuesday, December 3rd – 2pm-3:30pm
Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge

Feeling stressed out as we move into Finals Season? Come discuss what self care means to you, and find out strategies to incorporate this practice into your daily life, even if you only have a minute to spare!  We’ll raffle off self-care prizes and conclude with a grounding guided meditation practice.

Facilitators: Justine Kelly-Fierro (Office of Student Affairs) and Yael Shy (Center for Spiritual Life)

RSVP Today!

Tea at 3 – Tuesday, November 26 from 3-4 PM

Bring your questions about teacher certification to next week’s Tea at 3 where there will be knowledgeable representatives AND free refreshments. A perfect study break!

Date: Tuesday, November 26th
Time: Come by between 3-4 PM
Location: Pless Hall 1st Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.


GIS Day 2013 @ NYU, Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Are you interested in learning more about creating maps? Using spatial analysis in your research? Curious about what GIS is?
Time: 12-4pm Place: Research Commons | 5th Floor | Bobst Library RSVP: http://bit.ly/gisdayNYU2013
Celebrate GIS Day 2013 @ NYU at the 2nd annual GIS Day @ NYU Information Fair! Stop by the GIS Day @ NYU Information Fair and check out the information booths, see lots of maps, meet GIS faculty and professionals, and learn more about GIS tools and spatial data resources here at NYU.
GIS is a geographic information system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present all types of geographically referenced data. GIS enables users to integrate various data into one system, overlay map layers, analyze and model spatial data and, finally, visualize the results in maps, reports and charts. GIS can be used to represent any data which has a geographic component and is currently utilized in many fields including urban and regional planning, disaster planning and emergency management, natural resource management, environmental planning, public health, public utility, engineering, weather forecasting, history, archeology, political science, food science, housing, and many more. http://nyu.libguides.com/GIS

GIS Day @ NYU Information Fair:
Info Booths * Faculty Corner * Lots of Maps * Videos
Light refreshments will be served.
To register and for more information click: http://bit.ly/gisdayNYU2013

NYS Teacher Certification Exams Voucher Lottery

NYU Steinhardt has been issued 8 edTPA e-vouchers with a value of $300 each and 16 NYSTCE e-vouchers with a value of $179 each. The 8 edTPA e-vouchers expire on April 3, 2015, the 16 NYSTCE e-vouchers expire on October 3, 2014.

We invite you to enter a lottery for the awarding of one of these vouchers by completing the survey at the link below.  Recipients will be randomly selected after applying and meeting the eligibility criteria below. The first 8 eligible applicants randomly chosen will receive an edTPA e-voucher, the following 16 a NYSTCE e-voucher.  As Speech and Language Disabilities (SLD) and Bilingual School Counseling certification do not require the edTPA, students in these majors will only be entered into the NYSTCE e-voucher drawing.

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12pm.  Recipients will be notified by e-mail during the week of December 9th.

Undergraduate Student Eligibility

  • Enrolled in Teacher Certification program
  • Pell Grant eligible/recipient
  • Receives Financial Aid
  • FAFSA Filed
  • 3.5 gpa minimum
  • 96 credits or more completed
  • Graduating May 2014, September 2014 or January 2015

Graduate Student Eligibility

  • Enrolled in Teacher Certification program
  • Receives Financial Aid
  • FAFSA Filed
  • 3.7 gpa minimum
  • Graduating May 2014, September 2014 or January 2015


Uncommon Salon: Urban Farming, Nov 21, 2013, 6-7:30 PM

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Urban agriculture has captured the attention of policymakers, urban dwellers, and those involved in the “good food movement.” Yet farming in the city, similar to rural farming, is a risky venture that may not be profitable. As a result, many urban farms are formed as nonprofits rather than traditional, commercial farms, which raises the question of what a farm really is. This question has challenged the two government agencies (Census Bureau and Dept of Agriculture) that have collected data on farm numbers since 1820.  Dr. Dimitri will discuss the benefits of urban farming, as well as the challenges facing urban farmers who seek to add to the food that makes up part of the local food system. The analysis is based on findings from a recent survey of urban farms across the US.

Carolyn Dimitri (Associate Professor of Food Studies, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development) is an applied economist who studies food policy and food systems. She is a widely-published leading expert on the production and marketing of organic foods.  Her current research is on developments in urban agriculture in 15 US cities, as well as a spatial analysis of the food environment in the borough of Manhattan. For more information and to RSVP, please go to: http://bit.ly/uncommonSalon

DATE: Thursday November 21, 2013 TIME: 6:00-7:30pm
PLACE: Bobst Library, 5th Floor West, Media Viewing Area
Light refreshments will be served.

Imported from China

“Imported from China” is a documentary film that follows Chinese students as they find their place in a college setting and within the larger U.S. context. The film examines how relationships are nurtured and shaped across cultural boundaries. Questions about this event? Email steinhardt.iesb-group@nyu.edu.

November 22 at 6:30pm | Kimmel 802

An International Education Week event, sponsored by the Office of Global Services and the International Education Student Board.

Going Places: International Career Paths

Hear from a panel of professionals with a variety of experiences living, studying, and working outside the U.S. Gain insight into the job search process and how you can position yourself for an international career. Register for the event through NYU Career Net.

Questions about this event? Contact Erinn.Bernstein@nyu.edu.

November 19 at 5:30pm | Wasserman, Presentation Room B

An International Education Week event.

Conversations of Color

RSVP here to attend the next Conversations of Color: Exploring Mental Health.

Societal or community messages can associate shame and stigma with seeking counseling or psychotherapy. Dr. Sumie Okazaki, professor in the counseling psychology program, NYU Department of Applied Psychology,  will lead us in exploration of where those messages come from, what happens in counseling and psychotherapy, and other tips on how to cope with big and small stresses.

Please join us as we discuss this topic at one of NYU Steinhardt’s most treasured traditions: Conversations of Color.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Location: Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Lunch will be provided.