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Field Experience

Welcome to the challenges and excitement of your field experience. Your efforts, professional interests, and continued openness to learning will largely determine the quality of your field experiences. The counseling faculty will assist you through this period of professional and personal growth. The field experience bridges the gap between the experiences and skills acquired in the classroom and the world of professional practice. Entering into a field experience placement signals that you have attained sufficient competencies in the practice of school counseling and are ready to function as a beginning professional under the supervision of faculty and site supervisors.

The field experience is intended to provide counseling candidates with a broad-base practical experience in school settings. This experience is designed to have interns relate academic and theoretical learning to field experience in the five areas of developmental comprehensive school counseling: Leadership, Advocacy, Teaming and Collaboration, Counseling and Coordination and, Assessment and use of Data The intern is asked to participate in as many activities as feasible in the settings that are similar to the responsibilities of an employed counselor.

Download and view the complete handbook.

Field Experience Forms

Download and print out the Field Experience forms.

School Counseling Site Supervisor Orientation Video

Watch on YouTube

If you are unable to access YouTube, the video can be downloaded here in Windows Media Player (.wmv) format