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Dignity for All Students and Safe Schools, Healthy Students Workshops

Meeting NYS requirements, the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) and the Safe Schools, Healthy Students (SSHS) workshops are administered through SUNY Oswego's Division of Extended Learning. Both workshops are offered each semester.

DASA 1020

DASA 1020 provides training in the prevention and intervention of:

  • Harassment
  • Bullying
  • Cyberbullying
  • Discrimination

SSHS 1020

SSHS 1020 provides a series of topics, including:

  • Child abuse recognition and reporting
  • School violence prevention and intervention
  • Fire and arson prevention
  • Highway safety and traffic regulations and school safety patrols 
  • Prevention of child abduction
  • Prevention of alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse

Curriculum & Instruction Field Experiences

Childhood Education, Adolescence, and TESOL field experience candidates must register for the field experience through myOswego. After registering, attend the required Sign-up Days to fill out a Tk20 application. This typically takes about 15-20 minutes to complete, and occurs at the end of the semester prior to each placement. The "Sign-Up" is posted on the Clinical Practice and Partnerships Office

Note: For a one-credit placement, allow for about a 5-hour block of time in your schedule, which includes driving time and placement time. A one-credit placement is usually 3 hours per week, and placements may be located up to an hour away from Oswego. Sign-ups include the Prior Felony questionnaire and information about completing a required SUNY child protection training.

All C&I candidates who are registered for an EDU 303 field experience will be responsible for attending two mandatory meetings during the Block One semester: a Field Experience Orientation and Group Advisement Meeting.

Ready to Student Teach?

Print out the Student Teaching Application Academic Review Form (PDF) and return it to the C&I Advisement Office, 102 Wilber Hall.

Application Deadlines
  • Spring: September 12
  • Fall: February 14

Note: If you plan to student teach in NYC and/or overseas, please be sure to complete the additional applications.

Graduation Information

Students must have completed 88 credits to file for graduation. Seniors must file for graduation online by following these steps:

1. Log in to myOswego
2. Click on the "Student Records" tab
3. Click on "Apply for Graduation" and complete the required information
4. Follow the on-screen instructions
5. Meet with your major/minor advisor(s) to review and sign your checklist form 

Note: Dr. Russo and Dr. O'Toole meet with their advisees to complete senior checklists. All other C&I students can meet by appointment with Sandra Kyle or Beth Smith at the Curriculum and Instruction Advisement Center.

For Spring Graduation

File online before October 1st

For Fall Graduation

File online before February 2nd


  • Be sure to declare all majors and minors prior to applying for graduation
  • All students must sign their senior checklist to be eligible to graduate
  • August graduates participate in the May commencement ceremony

Early Childhood Education Certification

After earning NYS teacher certification in Childhood Education Grades 1-6, teachers may apply through the NYS Education Department TEACH website to add the early childhood Birth - Grade 2 certification. This certification is not granted through SUNY Oswego, but we offer two elective courses to help you toward this goal: ECH 383/583 and LIT 582. Talk to your advisor for more information. 

ECH 383/583

Language Arts, Culture and Media for Young Children

This course will build candidates’ knowledge of children’s literature, media, dramatic and visual arts, and music and movement education for young children, Birth-Grade 2. Prerequisite is EDU 301.

LIT 582

Teaching Literacy-Early Childhood

This course will develop candidates’ knowledge of early and emergent literacy development and effective instructional practices to be utilized with young children, Pre-K-Grade 2. This is a graduate level course. Undergraduate students must have senior standing, dual enrollment approval, instructor approval, and meet GPA requirements to be registered.


Below are the requirements needed to add the B-2 early childhood education certification: 

  • Completion of childhood education 1-6 certification.
  • Course requirements must include 6 credits in each of the following areas: 
    • scientific processes; 
    • mathematical processes; 
    • concepts in historical and social sciences; 
    • early childhood education coursework.
  • Two approved classes (6 credits) specifically in early childhood, birth - grade 2.
  • Pass the Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood Birth - Grade 2 Content Specialty Test.
  • Apply for the early childhood education certification through your TEACH account (fee required). Clarifying information can be found on the NYS Education Department website.

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Phone: 315-312-4061  
110 Wilber Hall  
Email: [email protected]  
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Phone: 315-312-5641  
102 Wilber Hall  
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