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Xiao-Lei Wang, Dean
Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences
|Emily Kang, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Education
||Laura Ludlum, Director of Early Learning Center
||JeanMarie Ignatiadis, Senior Director of Student Success
||Patricia Esposito, Director Assessment and Accreditation Office
||Esther Kogan, Ed.D., Visiting Associate Professor and Director, S.T.E.P.
||Marcella Mandracchia-Brasco, Assistant Director for Student Success
||Nilla Ingravallo, Director of the Literacy Center
||Anne Marie Skvala, Director of the Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders
||Emilia Zarco, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Health and Sport Sciences
||Dolapo Adeniji-Neil, Professor and Chair, School of Education
||Steven Cox, Associate Professor, Interim Chair and Graduate Program Director, Communication Science and Disorders
Elizabeth de Freitas
Florence L. Myers
Robert M. Otto
Janet R. Schoepflin
Dolapo Adeniji-Neill, Chair, School of Education
Steven Cox, Interim Chair & Graduate Program Director, Communication Science and Disorders
Emilia Zarco, Chair Department of Heath and Sport Sciences
Pavan J. Antony
Lyudmila A. Bryzzheva
H. Robert Perez
Stephen S. Rubin
Elaine S. Sands
Lori Berman Wolf
Michele (Mike) Aquino
Ryan Lee James
Clinical Associate Professor
Clinical Assistant Professors
Senior Adjunct Faculty
Carol Lynn Kearney
As a scholarly community, we are committed to providing educational opportunities for professional growth at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral levels by creating authentic academic and field experiences, cultivating respect for the diverse populations we serve, embracing ethical practices, and preparing our students to become reflective change agents through research, collaboration and leadership.
Our three departments offer specific programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees. These departments offer a wide range of programs leading to certification in early childhood, elementary and secondary education, special education, TESOL and bilingual education, literacy, educational leadership, educational technology, physical and health education, and speech and communication disorders.
All programs in the Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences are committed to ensuring that candidates have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required in their field of study. As a School, we believe that educational professionals working in a complex multi-cultural society must not only be scholars, but also reflective practitioners who can grow and learn over time. We believe in inclusive communities that respect the contribution and worth of all individuals, and that educational professionals have the ability to change society. Finally, we seek to promote a holistic view of learning and the recognition that teaching is a creative act, that creativity and the arts enable schools to become more humane and just.
- Scholarship-Teachers, clinicians and school administrators must be scholars who value and engage in lifelong learning.
- Reflective Practice-We stress the value of learning through meaningful activity and reflection within a community of scholars/educators.
- Social Justice-We recognize learning as a sociocultural dynamic and therefore seek to frame our learning and service within the cultural, historical, and material contexts of our diverse communities.
- Inclusive Community-Our philosophy embraces community and collaboration.
- Wellness-Our conception of learning is holistic. Values and personal growth in the physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual domains should be nurtured.
- Creativity and the Arts-Creativity and vision are inherent in our conception of the education professional. The creative process allows us to reflect on our world as well as envision ways of making it more humane and just.
For more about these core values, please visit education.adelphi.edu/about/what-we-stand-for/
The Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences is committed to:
- providing the highest quality of academic and clinical education as recognized by our national, regional and state accrediting bodies
- increasing quality experiences both within the classroom and in the field
- leading with integrity, and with respect for diverse individuals and special populations
- increasing collaboration among the faculty and with community partners
- supporting our students in recognizing and attending to societal needs through the development of leadership, technological and communication skills
- continuing the development of disciplinary and interdisciplinary advanced certification and doctoral degree programs
- conducting research and supporting professional development in order to enhance student learning
The College of Education and Health Sciences is comprised of 3 academic units:
- School of Education
- Communication Sciences and Disorders
- School of Health Sciences
NYSED Regulations for Teacher Education Programs
All programs leading to teacher, leader and pupil personnel certification comply with the following grade requirements from the New York State Education Department Office of Teaching Initiatives:
Content and Pedagogical Core Courses - Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.
General Core in Liberal Arts & Sciences - The minimum grade requirement does not apply to coursework to satisfy the general core requirements, except where specified in certain coursework requirement descriptions.
School and Community Partnerships
Mark Bannick, Associate Director of Field Experiences
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Angela Murphy, Associate Director of Field Experiences
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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.
For more information see the Web site for the Office of School and Community Partnerships: education.adelphi.edu/experiential-learning/community-partnerships.
Supervised Clinical Experience for Teacher Education
A supervised clinical experience 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 are listed in the course description sections for individual programs. General requirements include a satisfactory health examination, a satisfactory speech and hearing evaluation, acceptable academic qualifications, and satisfactory faculty recommendations. Students must have completed all program requirements, have met with their advisor and been cleared for student teaching by their program director.
To determine what tests are needed for a specific certification area, please visit nystce.nesinc.com. It is strongly recommended that all exams be taken prior to student teaching. Undergraduate students must have a 2.75 overall GPA and 3.0 in education courses to be eligible to student teach. Graduate students must have a 3.0 overall GPA.
Applications for the clinical experience must be filed by March 1 for the following spring semester and December 1 for the following fall semester. Information pertaining to the clinical experience may be obtained through the Office of School and Community Partnerships.
Additional Information for Graduate Students in the Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences
Requirements for Retention in, and Completion of, Degree Programs in the School of Education: Graduate Programs
The performance of degree candidates within the Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences is regularly assessed to ensure that they are meeting minimum standards to continue in their program of study. All degree candidates are required to successfully complete key benchmarks designated by their department faculty in order to maintain good standing within their program. In some programs the benchmarks include documentation of proficiency in professional standards as well as passing required New York State Teacher Certification Examinations. Benchmarks may be housed in specific courses and indicated on course syllabi; in some programs the benchmarks are not tied to specific courses but are aligned with professional standards in the program’s field of study. All degree candidates in the College of Education and Health Sciences are required to develop and maintain a professional portfolio, which will be assessed at key points during their program. Additionally, candidates who fall below their department’s minimum GPA will be subject to probation and/or dismissal from their program. Please see your program handbook for further details.
Effective September 1, 2011, all teacher certification candidates are required to take a three (3) credit course to develop the skills necessary to provide instruction that will promote the participation and progress of students with disabilities in the general education curriculum. Courses fulfilling this mandate will be provided through faculty advisement.
In addition to meeting academic requirements, all candidates are required to demonstrate the professional behaviors and attitudes expected within their field. Candidates who do not demonstrate the expected dispositions, or behave in unprofessional, unethical ways, will be given opportunities for improvement, if appropriate, but may also be subject to dismissal from their program or be blocked from student teaching, depending on the circumstances.
Degrees are conferred four times per year: May 31, August 31, December 31 and January 31. Candidates must apply for graduation through the Office of the Registrar in order to be eligible for degree conferral. Exit requirements from the College of Education and Health Sciences include successful completion of all program requirements for the degree as determined by their departmental faculty and outlined in advisement publications.
All applicants seeking admission to graduate study at Adelphi University, whether they wish to become candidates for a graduate degree or not, must formally request admission before registering for graduate courses, in accordance with the procedures for University Admission to Graduate Study described in this Bulletin.
Graduate Admissions Requirements Each department within the College of Education and Health Sciences uses multiple criteria in determining the admission status of prospective candidates. Although some programs may have higher or different/additional requirements, in general, a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is expected. Additionally, applicants are required to submit letters of reference, write a personal essay and, for some programs, submit a resume.
Applicants who graduated from Adelphi University and who are applying for an Advanced or Dual Certification Program may use letters of reference on file. Please note that letters of reference are maintained for a period of 5 years. Based upon a review of all the application materials, applicants may be admitted as degree candidates (fully matriculated candidates) or they may be admitted on a provisional basis. In the latter case, candidates may be given specific prerequisites to satisfy before becoming a degree candidate or they may be restricted in the number of courses they are permitted to take before their status is reviewed. For detailed information about the admissions requirements for each program, please consult education.adelphi.edu/admissions/requirements.
Programs of Study
The Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences offers the following programs:
School of Education: Combined
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School of Education: Undergraduate
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School of Education: Graduate
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Master of Arts
Art Education, M.A.
Childhood Education: Pre-Certification, M.A.
Early Childhood Education: In-Service, M.A.
Early Childhood Education: Pre-Certification, M.A.
Educational Leadership, M.A.
Educational Technology, M.A. (Certification)
Educational Technology, M.A. (Non-Certification)
Educational Theatre, P-12 (Certification), M.A.
Educational Theatre, Storytelling and the Arts (Non-Certification), M.A.
English Education with Dual Certification Track: English 7-12 and Theatre P-12, M.A.
English Education, M.A.
Mathematics Education, M.A.
Science Education (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Earth Science), M.A.
Social Studies Education, M.A.
TESOL: Certification Track, M.A.
TESOL: Non-Certification Track, M.A.
Master of Science
Adolescent Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings: In-Service Generalist with Extension, M.S.
Adolescent Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings: In-Service Generalist with Optional Extension, M.S.
Adolescent Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings: Pre-Service Dual Generalist with Extension, M.S.
Bilingual Childhood Special Education in Inclusive Settings – Alternative Certificate: Transitional B Program, M.S.
Bilingual Childhood Special Education in Inclusive Settings – Tri-Certification: In-Service Track, M.S.
Bilingual Childhood Special Education in Inclusive Settings – Tri-Certification: Pre-Service Track, M.S.
Childhood Special Education in Inclusive Settings— Dual Certification: In-service Track, M.S.
Childhood Special Education in Inclusive Settings— Dual Certification: Pre-service Track, M.S.
Childhood Special Education Studies: Non-Certification Track, M.S.
Childhood Special Education: In-Service Track, M.S.
Early Childhood Special Education, Dual Certification - In-Service, M.S.
Early Childhood Special Education, Dual Certification - Pre-Service, M.S.
Early Childhood Special Education, Single Certification - In-Service, M.S.
Literacy Education: Birth–Grade 6 and Grade 5-12, M.S.
Literacy Education: Birth–Grade 6, M.S.
Literacy Education: Grade 5–12, M.S.
School Health Sciences: Combined
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School of Health Sciences: Undergraduate
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Bachelor of Science
School of Health Sciences: Graduate
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Master of Arts
Master of Science
Communication Sciences and Disorders: Undergraduate
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Bachelor of Science
Communication Sciences and Disorders: Graduate
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Master of Science
Doctor of Audiology
Doctor of Philosophy