Welcome Message From the Seidel
Welcome to the Seidel School of Education and Professional
Studies at Salisbury University. I extend to you our warm
welcome and invitation to explore our web pages. The Seidel
School of Education and Professional Studies is the first
school of education in Maryland to be endowed and one of
the first in the nation. We are grateful for the generosity
of M. Sam and Lynn Seidel whose gift created the endowment.
You can learn more about our endowment within these web
Also in these web pages you will find information about
our programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels,
information about our faculty, special programs, and reports
of our students' performance on assessments in the teacher
education program. You will see that we have much to be
proud of in the Seidel School.
The Seidel School is composed of four departments: Education
Specialties, Teacher Education, Social Work, and Health
and Sport Sciences. All four departments host nationally
accredited programs. Athletic Training is accredited by
the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training
Programs (CAATE), and the Exercise Science program is is
accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied
Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Both the Bachelor's
degree and Master's degree programs in Social Work are accredited
by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Education
programs are accredited by the National Council for the
Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and are approved
by the Maryland State Department of Education.
The faculty and staff and students of the Seidel School
are teachers, social workers or professional physical or
health educators who make a difference in the lives of the
people they serve. We're proud of our past and excited about
Clinical preparation and practice is a trademark for
all Seidel School majors. Students gain real-world experience
with our partners in multiple settings that include professional
development schools, social work agencies, sports medicine
clinics, hospitals, fitness clubs, and universities.
Collaboration between the Seidel School programs and
its partners has a long history. For the last decade the
Regional Professional Development School network has provided
a forum for local and regional schools collaboratively partner
with education programs. Currently, over 35 schools have
formal agreements with SU for training pre-professional
teachers. Each year over 1000 SU education students begin
their professional training in schools.
The Social Work Department has a working relationship
with over 100 agencies across the state to provide year-long
internships to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Over 175 interns each year gain valuable experience by providing
services to clients in public and private welfare, medical,
corrections, mental health, addictions, public schools,
aging, and youth settings. Social Work is now offered not
only at SU but at satellite locations in Elkton, Wye Mills
Athletic Training and Exercise Science majors receive
clinical preparations within their coursework and then in
clinical internships sites across the Northeast, with many
being in the local community.
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