The purpose of the practicum is to provide a culminating experience for the student in a school and/or clinical setting. The student is offered an opportunity to apply skills gained from course work in actual practice of school adjustment counseling. The student works under the direct supervision of a certified or licensed school adjustment counselor with the assistance of a college advisor. The advisor helps the student to develop appropriate goals, to effectively use interpersonal skills, and to determine the areas to be further developed. A weekly seminar class is considered to be component of the practicum in order to provide additional academic information and to discuss practical experiences. The practicum is 900 clock hours (six credits). At this point, the student is employable as a school adjustment counselor, and works independently with mentorship and college supervision.
PREREQUISITES: Completion of all course requirements