A supervised clinical experience, which consists of either student teaching or a practicum for teachers who are currently in the field, is provided for students completing their certification programs. Each experience is a full-time, daytime responsibility and includes a weekly seminar at Adelphi University. Specific course prerequisites for student teaching or the practicum vary by program.
In the case of physical education, the experience includes eight weeks in the elementary school and eight weeks at the secondary level. Contact Dr. Mara Manson at 516.877.4257 for more information.
In health, there are two options: a six-week experience for those in the dual HPE program, or a sixteen-week experience. Specific course prerequisites for student teaching or the practicum vary by program. Contact Professor Cindy Proscia at 516.877.4256 for more information.
Adelphi Model Teaching Program
Because of our partnerships with exemplary K–12 schools in Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York City, Adelphi candidates have the opportunity to work with experienced teachers to make a seamless transition from class observer to teacher candidate through our Model Initiative.
The Ammon School of Education offers Adelphi graduate teacher candidates a two-semester participant observation/student teaching program. Candidates have the opportunity to observe and participate in classroom activities during the fall semester and begin their student teaching experience during the spring semester. They are assigned to K–12 schools that have developed a partnership with Adelphi University and meet with a University liaison at their school sites each week. Students must have an over-all index of 3.0 to be eligible for the program and engage in an interview as part of the acceptance process.
Applications for the Adelphi Model Program must be filed by March 1 of the semester prior to the fall term in which the candidate will begin this two-semester program. Please consult the director of School and Community Partnerships for further information.
Director, Office of School and Community Partnerships
Harvey Hall, Room 111
p – 516-877-4087
e – firstname.lastname@example.org
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