For Spring Semester, applications are due on or before September 15 by midnight (Eastern).
For Summer (SACC only) and Fall Semesters, applications are due on or before February 15 by midnight (Eastern).
Please do not make any moves to contact schools, counselors, superintendents, districts, colleges, principals, etc. without first speaking to Cindy O'Connell, the clinical coordinator of field placement. Professor O'Connell will advise you as to whether you need to contact these individuals.
Students are required to complete all course prerequisites in order to apply for the Practicum and Internship experiences. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to these rules. You must have completed or will have completed the designated requirements BEFORE spring, NOT DURING. Please do not attempt to apply for field experience if you have not met the qualifications.
A student is eligible for practicum (EDC 600) at the successful completion of twelve (12) graduate credits. These credits must include the following courses:
EDC 500: Introduction to Professional School Counseling
Introduction to the counseling profession with an emphasis on the school counseling specialty.
EDC 505: Counseling and Ethical Practice in School and Community
An intensive introduction to counseling skills and ethical principles.
EDL 530: Counseling Theory and Practice in School and Community
An exploration of the major counseling theories and related therapeutic techniques.
A student is eligible for Internship 1 (EDC 601) after the successful completion of twenty-four (24) credits. These credits must include the following courses:
EDC 525: Appraisal and Assessment for School Settings
Understanding of the use of appraisal in the school setting.
EDC 530: Counseling Theory and Practice in School and Community
EDC 540: Group Counseling for Schools and Community
An exploration into the understanding of the dynamics of group counseling.
EDC 600: Practicum in School Counseling