Field Experience: Community & College Tracks
Each of these tracks requires a 300 clock hour practicum experience in a community or college setting. Students register for 1-3 credits per semester of COUN 680 with each credit hour equating to 100 clock hours at the practicum site.
Prerequisites: 24 hours of coursework including COUN 503, 505, 545, 555, 605, 610, 612, 651 and 660. Supervisory fee - $25.00 per credit hour. 3 credits required. Continuous enrollment required.
Sites where students have successfully completed the practicum experience have included:
- Longwood University (various offices and departments)
o First Year Experience
o Residence Life
o Academic and Career Advising Center
o Office of Diversity and Inclusion
- Hampden-Sydney College
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- Various community college in Virginia
Students are encouraged to discuss practicum options with their advisor and/or to approach a provider to determine the process for applying for a placement prior to registering for the practicum (COUN 680) class. An on-site supervisor with at least a Master's degree in a counseling related field is required.