The practicum in school counseling occurs during the first year of a student's program of study. Arrangements for the 100-hour practicum experience will be coordinated by the instructor for this course. Successful completion of EDPS 6200 Counseling Theories and EDPS 6210 Counseling Skills are prerequisites for enrolling in EDPS 6709 Practicum in School Counseling.
The internship in school counseling occurs during the final year of a student's program of study. Arrangements for the internship experience need to be approved by the internship coordinator a full semester prior to the internship. Prerequisites for enrolling in EDPS 6900 Internship in School Counseling include successful completion of: EDPS 6200, EDPS 6210, EDPS 6360, and EDPS 6709. The following courses are also required but can be taken concurrently with internship: EDPS 6350, EDPS 6360, EDPS 6821, and EDPS 6120.
The internship experience occurs over two semesters and is approximately 20 hours per week of supervised experience beginning fall semester, which translates into 600 hours of supervised work or 400 hours for licensed educators with three years of full-time teaching experience.