The program provides for a structured sequence of practica prior to externship. Formal practica experiences begin in the spring semester of the first year. This practicum involves counseling, attending meetings, shadowing of a school psychologist, and other introductory activities to school psychology. The second formal practicum occurs in the spring semester of the second year and involves assessment, consultation, and other activities where students demonstrate more advanced competencies. These first year and second year formal practica occur in conjunction with specific courses which maintain limited enrollment in order to provide more individualized training and supervision to candidates. Students must be available during daytime hours for these formal practica. Students are expected to apply and interview for practica on their own with support, including a list of potential school districts, from program faculty. In addition to formal practica, students complete practicum experiences as part of other courses such as Cognitive Assessment of Children and Adolescents and Academic Assessment and Intervention. These practica are carried out based upon students’ own schedules outside of regular class time. 







Updated 8/3/17