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DASA and Safe Schools

Meet New York State Requirements 

Including Child Abuse/Mandated Reporter Training Update to Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2021 amended Social Services Law § 413.


Safe Schools, Healthy Students (SSHS) and Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) are professional development workshops administered through SUNY Oswego's Division of Extended Learning in support of degrees conferred through the School of Education.

Payment and Registration

  • SSHS fee is $200
  • DASA fee is $90
  • Both fees will be billed by the Student Accounts Office and Financial Aid will be applied (provided students have registered early.)
  • Students must pay applicable fees prior to the scheduled course date.
  • Failure to pay in advance may result in deregistration and/or course cancellation.
  • Due to limited seating and growing demand, those who register for but do not attend will be issued a late drop; however, the fee will be assessed and no refunds will be issued.
  • A statement of charges will be mailed to you after registering.
  • Make payment online through myOswego.


Safe Schools Healthy Students


SSHS 1020 is a series of online workshops that satisfies six (6) of the seven (7) state-mandated workshops required for NYS teacher certification. Workshop topics include:

  • Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting;
  • School Violence Prevention and Intervention (SAVE);
  • Fire and Arson Prevention;
  • Highway Safety and Traffic Regulations and School Safety Patrols;
  • Prevention of Child Abduction;
  • Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Abuse.


Dignity For All Students Act


DASA 1020 is a six (6) hour, online class that satisfies the seventh state-mandated workshop required for NYS teacher certification. Training will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination, marginalization and micro-aggressions, including but not limited to 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. The training will address these issues from a proactive - rather than a reactive - position and present the "goal" as creating an affirming educational environment for all students through 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.

Required Course Materials

No textbooks are required for SSHS 1020.  Materials are available online via Brightspace. Personal computers, tablets, and handheld devices will easily handle online course access via our Brightspace course management system. 

Required Course Materials

No textbooks are required for DASA 1020. All materials are provided on the day of the workshop. 


SSHS Upcoming Dates

05/20/24–06/21/24 ONLINE

07/08/24–08/09/24 online

08/26/24–09/27/24 online

01/02/25–01/22/25 online

02/03/25–03/07/25 online

05/19/25–06/20/25 online

07/07/25–08/08/25 online

08/25/25–09/26/25 online



DASA Upcoming Dates

06/08/24 - 06/15/24 8:30am-3:30pm online

07/13/24 - 07/20/24 8:30am-3:30pm online

09/14/24 - 09/21/24 8:30am-3:30pm online

10/19/24 - 10/26/24 8:30am-3:30pm online

11/16/24 - 11/23/24 8:30am-3:30pm online

01/18/25- 01/24/25 8:30am-3:30pm online

02/15/25- 02/21/25 8:30am-3:30pm online

03/15/25- 03/21/25 8:30am-3:30pm online

04/12/25- 04/18/25 8:30am-3:30pm online

06/07/25- 06/13/25 8:30am-3:30pm online

07/12/25- 07/18/25 8:30am-3:30pm online

09/13/25- 09/19/25 8:30am-3:30pm online

10/18/25- 10/24/25 8:30am-3:30pm online

11/15/25- 11/21/25 8:30am-3:30pm online

Certification Information

Both SSHS 1020 and DASA 1020 are transcripted as part of the official student record and workshop completion information is reported electronically by SUNY Oswego to the New York State TEACH NY system.

Matriculated students who take SSHS 1020 or DASA 1020 training through another approved provider are required to present that documentation to the School of Education Field Placement Coordinator prior to student teaching. In addition, a copy of the certification form(s) -- with SUNY Oswego ID number clearly noted - must be sent to the Registrar's Office (301 Culkin Hall; email [email protected]) prior to graduation.

For information regarding teacher candidate certification requirements, please consult SUNY Oswego's School of Education websiteQuestions regarding teacher certification?  Please visit (use links on right-hand side under Important Certification Documents for instructions and program codes).

Persons With Disabilities

Persons with disabilities who may need accommodations in order to successfully complete these professional development workshops should contact the Accessibility Resource Services Office at 315.312.3358  


Division of Extended Learning

337 Sheldon Hall
Oswego, NY 13126


Phone: 315-312-2270
Fax: 315-312-3078
Email: [email protected]


9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.