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The following courses have been reviewed and approved by the NYS Education Department as fulfilling the sixty (60) required credits for certification requirements for Guidance.

EDU 664: Cooperative Discipline
EDU 671: Encouraging Student Responsibility and Discipline
EDU 691: Successful Teaching for Acceptance of Responsibility
UNY 704 & EDN 663: Building Communication and Teamwork in Schools
UNY 701 & EDN 660: Designing Motivation for All Learners
EDU 661127, UNY 701 & EDN 660: Designing Motivation for All Learners
UNY 678: Proactive Strategies for All Students
UNY 714: Brain Compatible Learning
UNY 729: Inclusion: Education for All, PreK-12
SED 661: Cooperative Learning Students with Special Needs
EDU 661129 & UNY 705: Brain Based Ways We Think and Learn
SED 672: Multiple Intelligences: Theory and Practice
UNY 807: Applied Behavior Analysis
UNY 811: Cultural Proficiency
UNY 812: Autism Spectrum Disorder
UNY 809: Cyber-Bullying
UNY 706: Creative Controversy
EDU 661100 & UNY 824: Bullying: Preventing the Problem
EDU 661107: Using Response to Intervention for School Improvement
EDU 661101: Building Positive Connections with Diverse Families and Communities
UNY 825: Teaching Through Learning Channels
EDU 661109: The 21st Century Classroom
UNY 823: Teaching Students to be Peacemakers
EDV 660: Understanding Aggression
EDV 525: Drugs & Alcohol in Schools: Understanding Substance Abuse and Use
EDV 555: Harassment, Bullying and Cyber-Intimidation
EDV 650: Traumatized Child: The Effects of Stress, Trauma & Violence on Student Learning
EDU 661118: Activating a Motivated and Engaged Brain: The SEEKING System
EDU 661119: Social-Emotional Learning: A New Approach

Please visit the New York State Education Department’s website to ensure that these courses fulfill your individual certification requirements.

Please contact the Office of Teaching Initiatives if you need clarification of your individual certification needs. Beyond the courses listed above, NYSUT cannot advise you as to which courses you should take to fulfill your specific certification requirements.

Effective 12/31/13, individuals pursing additional certificates are required to complete six clock hours of coursework or training in the Dignity Act in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law. This training is available from the Education & Learning Trust.

Select NYSUT Education & Learning Trust (ELT) courses are approved by the New York State Education Dept. Office of Teaching Initiatives, as fulfilling certification requirements for specific certification titles. Students must take courses for graduate credit for certification requirements.

NYSUT Education & Learning Trust strongly recommends that individuals seeking to fulfill specific certification competency areas consult the State Education Department’s Certification Office at when selecting courses to fulfill certification requirements.

All individuals pursuing their first teaching certificate should complete a registered program at an accredited university or college.

View ELT’s Tuition rates and ELT policies and Course Policies and Procedures.