Fall 2016--In This Issue:
Why Adelphi? 
Dear Colleagues:
As we prepare for the rush of the holidays, we're taking a moment to look at what this academic year has already brought us. This year we welcomed the largest freshman class ever  at Adelphi University. The stories in this newsletter remind us of why students choose our programs--whether it's the  national accreditation achieved by our programs, faculty research, a great track record in getting hired or because of the prestige of programs and faculty reflected in the success of our physical education faculty being selected to host an international conference here at Adelphi.
Please keep in touch and let us know why you chose Adelphi University.

All the best,

Deans Sig  
Jane Ashdown, Ph.D.
Teacher.org  has just released its Best Colleges for Master's in Education rankings, and Adelphi University came in at 13 on the list out of 352 qualifying schools.  

The new 15-credit advanced certificate in  TESOL  prepares socially active, dedicated and professionally involved    teachers and related support professionals to meet the needs of diverse communities.
Take advantage of the Manhattan-based fellowship in Sport-Based Youth Development (SBYD). You can earn an M.A. in Physical Education or an M.S. in Sport Management in two years while working part time as a coach for the Wellness in the Schools (WITS) Coach for Kids program.
Don't forget to look into our other financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Faculty Recognized 
Associate Professor Rita Verma was honored with an
SGA Women's Recognition Award for Outstanding Leadership, Service and Commitment to Excellence in May.
Kathleen Perez: Using her WITS
Kathleen Perez: Using her WITS

Kathleen Perez, known as K.P., splits her days between  Dos Puentes Elementary  School in Upper Manhattan and Adelphi's Manhattan Center. During the day, she's working in an Adelphi fellowship with Wellness in the Schools (WITS), bringing physical education to the classroom and playground, and after hours she's working on her M.S.  in Sport Management.
There's never been a better time to become a teacher, according to Patrice Armstrong-Leach, assistant dean of Adelphi's Ruth S. Ammon School of Education. In the wake of mass retirements among teachers in New York City school districts, there will be significant vacancies in coming years, Armstrong-Leach explained. 
"Corporate education reform has basically led to an all-out assault on our communities," said Maria Kilfoyle, executive director of the Badass Teachers Association at the 2016 Finkelstein Lecture, "specifically, our communities of color. How did we come to this juncture?"
A new assessment called the Arabic Diglossic Knowledge and Awareness Test (ADAT), developed by speech-language pathologist Reem Khamis-Dakwar, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, is the first instrument designed for educational professionals to evaluate young Arabic students' mastery of language-based skills found to predict success in reading, writing and spelling.
The Ruth S. Ammon School of Education received notice of a full reaccreditation by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association/Council on Academic Accreditation (ASHA/CAA)
through 2024. This ensures our ongoing ability to provide students with a strong understanding of the connections between scientific bases and clinical practices and how to help students and patients from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. 
It may not have been too different from the typical high school English class: three dozen students seated in a circle, discussing such literary devices as assonance and internal rhyme. But in this gathering, students were analyzing lyrics to the Broadway smash Hamilton a day after a session spent workshopping with best-selling novelist 
Alice Hoffman '73 at the writers retreat that bears her name.
Adelphi University has been selected to host the 2019 International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education Conference. Founded in 1962, AIESEP is a professional association devoted to the promotion of physical education worldwide. Adelphi will become the first university to host the conference three times.
Whale Watchers
New York State Marine Education Association ( NYSMEA )  teachers and environmental studies faculty member Louis Siegel's students in the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program had a great day whale watching on the American Princess sailing out of Rockaway, New York.

Participants included Merryl Kafka, Ph.D., education director at the New York Aquarium and onboard naturalist; Bob Cummings, senior aquarium instructor at the New York Aquarium; Dale Stanley, professor at Nassau Community College; Lane Rosen, marine science coordinator at John Dewey High School; and NYSMEA President Alan Ascher, teacher trainer and professor at Staten Island College.
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future students and faculty by supporting
the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education.


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