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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Cooperative Work Practicum I

300 hours over 10 months.
Social Therapy Program, Copake, NY; Soquel, CA; N. Vancouver, BC; and instructor-led individual study at various locations throughout North America.

September 2007 - October 2020.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion, students will be able to: demonstrate punctuality, reliability, and a cooperative attitude toward work; fulfill their role and responsibilities as a member of the workshop team; provide support to individuals; assist in specific work activities; practice basic safety awareness; interact with adults with disabilities in a respectful and appropriate manner; assist in general workshop management and support of the physical well-being of participants; respond appropriately to social and behavioral issues; show interest in participants, their individual needs, and the nature of the workshop; and recognize their own limitations and ask for support when needed.


This is a mentored hands-on practicum consisting of supervised participation in a cooperative work situation with adults with special needs. Ongoing formative assessment based on learning goals in a learning agreement occurs during weekly mentoring meetings and includes a mid-year review with verbal and written qualitative feedback and student self-evaluation. A final review in the same format constitutes the summative assessment.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Social Therapy, Human Services, or Special Education (10/10) (11/15 revalidation).