Practicum and Internship
Eligibility for admission to School Counseling Practicum (COUN 533) and Internship (COUN 535) includes successful completion of all core course credits, successful completion of the comprehensive exam, a minimum GPA of 3.0, membership in a professional organization (i.e., American Counseling Association) for liability insurance, and the approval of the core counseling faculty. Students must formally request permission from the faculty advisor to enroll in a Practicum and Internship. This request is submitted in the form of an Application for Field Experience which must be completed at the beginning of the term prior to that in which the field experience is sought. Once the application is submitted, core faculty meet and approve that the student is ready for practicum and internship. Faculty meets in the sixth week of every quarter. The student will then be notified by their advisor once the faculty has made a decision. Site must also be approved by the faculty advisor before enrolling in a Practicum or Internship. Practicum requires one hundred hours completed in a school setting. Six hundred hours of internship is required in a school setting. For more detailed information on Practicum and Internship, please refer to Section V: Practicum/Internship of the handbook.