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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 II

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

September 2007 - October 2020.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion, students will be able to: implement instructions regarding workshop activities from their leader; independently assist participants with special needs through a work area; ensure the safety of the group; assist in general workshop management; communicate effectively with participants and with the workshop leader; and monitor and report participant engagement and performance.


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