Assistant Professor Clocksin, Program Director, (516) 463-4009,
This 15-semester hour program is intended for teachers, counselors and other educators seeking in-depth theory, practical knowledge, and skills that will enable them to develop and lead educational programs using adventure activities in school, recreational, corporate, and other settings. To provide quality experiences for people in various contexts, teachers and other leaders need to become better informed about selecting and leading adventure activities, theories underpinning the goals and processes of adventure education, and safety, management, and technical issues related to facilities and equipment for adventure education programs. Course work includes opportunities to design, facilitate and evaluate developmentally appropriate, inclusive, safe, context-specific programs and experiences for personal and social development. Interdisciplinary learning drawn from physical education, environmental sciences, health and survival practices, critical thinking, decision-making, conflict resolution, as well as reflection and problem solving make adventure education a powerful approach for K-12 education and other concerns.