Most of our programs have a fieldwork component. Required fieldwork hours and assignments will vary by program.
School Counseling students complete fieldwork requirements by registering in EDUC 677 Supervised Fieldwork in Counseling and must complete submit an Advance to Fieldwork Application by the stated deadline.
SCHOOL COUNSELING EMPHASIS FIELDWORK REQUIREMENT
Students in the School Counseling program must complete 400 of their required 600 hours in two different K-12 levels (which is the state requirement for the PPS Credential).
COLLEGE COUNSELING EMPHASIS FIELDWORK REQUIREMENT:
Students who choose to take the College Counseling emphasis will conduct 400 hours of fieldwork hours; 200 in a college setting(s); 200 in a high school or high school-to-college setting transition setting(s).
COMBINATION K–12 AND COLLEGE FIELDWORK REQUIREMENT
Students who choose both the K–12 and the College Counseling emphasis must participate in 600 hours of fieldwork; 400 hours must be completed in two different K–12 levels (which is the requirement for the PPS credential) and 200 hours in a college or high school-to-college transition setting.
All School Counseling students are required to pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE).
The fieldwork practicum allows a focused examination of functional units/programs/offices/departments in higher education and/or student affairs. Students are expected to participate in activities that provide the opportunity to experience what the professional and their unit does as a part of his or her work. The EDUC 666 Fieldwork Practicum in Higher Education course could be used to explore in depth an area of interest which the student intends to pursue, or it could be used to explore an interest which is new to the student, but might be complementary to the interest of the student.
Upon completion of the fieldwork practicum course, each student will have: demonstrated an understanding of a specific area(s) of higher education, engaged in professional practice in that area(s), have an ability to explain what is required by a professional working in the designated area(s), understand the entry points for employment in the professional area(s), and started discerning a sense of their own professional identity.
Graduate Assistant positions will vary depending on placement. Each position is 10 hours a week/$15 an hour.