New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function.
The Dignity Act was signed into law on September 13, 2010 and took effect on July 1, 2012
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 training is available only from a provider approved by the New York State Education Department.
Upon completion of the workshop, the provider will report your completion electronically.
DASA ("Dignity for All Students Act") is one of three workshops required by New York State for Transitional B Certification, the other two workshops are offered online through Blackboard free of charge to Partner Teachers.
- After completing the workshop, check your TEACH account to see if the workshop requirement has been met. If not, please contact the provider.
To see if completion of a workshop has been added to your account:
- Login to your TEACH account
- Go to the homepage
- Click “Account Information”.
- Click “Workshops”.
- Click “Go”.
- In the case of persons completing New York State registered teacher education programs leading to Certification after December 30, 2013, workshop completion will not display in the workshop table on TEACH. Once a recommendation from the institution is made, the requirement will appear as “checked off”. The training is a required component of the programs, and no additional training is required.
Please note that some providers will be offering training that exceeds the six hour minimum. Also, fees vary from provider to provider. A list of providers can be found here.