Community Partnerships

Adelphi has strong ties with the community.

The mission of the Office of Professional Experiences and Community Engagement 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.

Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

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.

Health and Sport Sciences

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.

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.

For more information about Long Island Camp Abilities, contact:

Ellen Kowalski
p – 516.877.4265
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Communication Science and Disorders

Roosevelt Children’s Academy Charter School

Adelphi communication science and disorder 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 about CSD partnerships, please contact: 

Bonnie Soman, PhD
Director, Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Sciences and Disorders
Hy Weinberg Center, Room 211A
p – 516.877.4845
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For further information, please contact:

College of Education and Health Sciences
p – 516.877.4100