The Camphill Academy, formerly the Camphill School of Curative Education and Social Therapy, an NCCRS member since September 2005, offers practice-integrated professional certification programs in Curative Education and Social Therapy. The Curative Education Program, offered at Camphill Special School in Glenmoore Pennsylvania, provides professional training in Anthroposophic Curative Education, the holistic approach to education for special needs practiced at Camphill Special School. The Social Therapy Program, offered at Camphill Village in Copake, New York, at Camphill Communities California in Soquel, California and at the Cascadia Society in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, as well as various participating communities across North America, provides professional training in Anthroposophic Social Therapy, the approach to building supportive and inclusive communities with adults with developmental disabilities practiced in Camphill communities.
The Camphill Academy provides three levels of certification in Anthroposophic Curative Education or Anthroposophic Social Therapy: (1) a Foundation Studies Certificate, awarded after completion of the first year; (2) a Paraprofessional Certificate, awarded after completion of the second year and an additional year of supervised practice (Paraprofessional Internship); and (3) a Diploma, awarded after completion of the fourth year and an additional six to twelve month Professional Internship. These milestones are also recognized as formal exit points in the program; however, a student may decide to leave the program and apply for credit transfer at any time, and a student’s learning experience is evaluated based on successfully completed coursework, regardless of certification level attained.
Certificates and diplomas issued by the Camphill Academy are recognized by the International Council on Curative Education and Social Therapy in Dornach, Switzerland.
The Camphill Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education (www.accet.org).