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Community Partnerships

The mission of the Office of School and Community Partnerships is to encourage and support our education professional candidates in their journey from participant observers to certified education professionals. Our goal is to work with our partner school districts to help each education professional candidate develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions necessary to become a skilled professional dedicated to educating all students.

Curriculum and Instruction

Through our extensive partnerships with school districts in surrounding communities, Adelphi University offers teaching candidates a range of opportunities to hone their teaching skills, meet program requirements, or receive paid graduate internships.

Adelphi offers placements in over 20 school districts throughout the metropolitan area. All field experiences are carefully supervised to make sure that candidates develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to help all students learn. Teacher candidates must have diverse fieldwork experiences, including at least one placement at a high-needs site within our existing partnerships.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Roosevelt Children’s Academy Charter School — Adelphi CSD Students provide screening, evaluation, and therapy services to children enrolled in this charter school.
  • Community Outreach Program — Students provide hearing screenings in various locations (e.g., libraries, preschools, community centers) in the surrounding communities.
  • HOPE for Stroke — A collaboration to provide speech-language therapy and support to stroke survivors and their families.

    For more information, please contact:

    Bonnie Soman, Ph.D.
    Director, Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Hy Weinberg Center, Room 211A
    p – 516-877-4845
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Exercise Science, Health Studies, Physical Education and Sport Management

  • Obesity Clinic with Winthrop University Hospital — The department is currently working with Winthrop University Hospital on a joint medical consultation and activity program. Students in exercise science have an opportunity to participate in this program.
  • Henry Viscardi School — Students in teaching have an opportunity to do fieldwork and are assigned children to work with at this specialized school for the physically disabled.
  • Hempstead Schools: Make a Splash Program— Department faculty are working with Hempstead High School on a joint grant with the Red Cross, Hempstead Schools, and Adelphi. The intent is to prepare lifeguards and to implement the national TPSR skills (teaching for personal and social responsibility) through a swim program. Adelphi students have an opportunity to participate in the training program.
  • Camp Abilities Long Island — Since 2009, Adelphi University has hosted Camp Abilities Long Island. Camp Abilities is a four day overnight developmental sports camp for children who are visually impaired, blind, or deafblind. The camp provides one-on-one instruction for each child.

    Camp Abilities also provides an opportunity for Adelphi physical education and special education undergraduate and graduate students to participate as counselors.

    The original Camp Abilities was started in 1996 by Dr. Lauren Lieberman and Dr. Monica Lepore at the College at Brockport and has expanded to many states across the country. 

    Long Island Camp Abilities campers use Adelphi’s athletic facilities and stay in our residence halls.

    Camp Abilities 2012
    Click the image to view the gallery

    For more information about Long Island Camp Abilities, contact:

    Ellen Kowalski
    Associate Professor, Exercise Science, Health Studies,
    Physical Education and Sport Management

    Woodruff Hall, Room 165
    p - 516.877.4265
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For more information on community partnerships, please contact:

Joann Cosentino
Director, Office of School and Community Partnerships
Harvey Hall, Room 111
p – 516-877-4087
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