When planning your practicum experience, it is essential that you work closely with the Faculty Supervisor. You must submit the practicum application by the stated deadline. You must also complete all of the prerequisite courses and fulfill the practicum eligibility criteria prior to the start of your practicum. You must immediately inform your faculty supervisor of any changes in your status.
The Faculty Supervisor will work with you to plan a practicum experience that meets both the objectives of the practicum as well as your individual training needs and professional goals. We strive to honor student preferences regarding both the type of placement and the geographic location; however, the primary goal is to insure your practicum placement provides the kind of training consistent with the stated goals of our practicum program. We are committed to placing students in agencies in which the on-Site Supervisors are dedicated and committed to providing a quality training experience.
You are responsible for working with the Faculty Supervisor to identify the type of setting and geographic location where you hope to be placed. You are also responsible for contacting potential sites and negotiating your placement. The process of establishing a placement often requires several steps and may take several weeks.
Download the preparation checklist to assist you in preparing for Practicum.