About the Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences
Who We Are
The Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences was named to honor a gifted teacher and inspirational leader, Ruth S. Ammon ’42, by her daughter, Adelphi University Trustee Emerita Carol A. Ammon. The College offers outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs across two schools:
What We Stand For
Strive to model collaboration, scholarship, and community engagement to inspire education, health, and sport professionals to transform the world.
A learning community actively engaged in social change.
Our values form the foundation of our philosophy of education. Values translate into educational goals and purposes that drive all that we do, in the classroom and beyond.
Scholarship and Reflective Practice
We believe educators and practitioners must be scholars who value and engage in lifelong learning. Our community supports the never-ending quest for knowledge, thoughtful reflection, and evolving practice.
Diversity and Inclusion
We value human dignity and diversity in all forms, embrace our differences, and honor all voices. We understand the collective power inherent in fully inclusive communities where each may meet their full potential to contribute.
Health and Wellness
Our conception of education is holistic. We understand the body, mind, and heart must be nurtured equally in all that we do.
Creativity and the Arts
Creativity and vision are strengths we value and nurture. An open, creative mindset encourages constant reflection on our world and new ways of making it more humane, just, sustainable, and beautiful.
Social Justice and Leadership
We understand that as educators and practitioners, we are inherently leaders and role models in all that we do. We work to build strong, civically engaged communities that fearlessly strive for a more just world.