In addition to field experiences tied to specific courses, all students in the master's program complete a one-year practicum that combines approximately 12 hours per week of supervised field experience during the fall and spring semesters with an on-campus seminar.
Students can choose from a broad range of community sites with which the program maintains close relationships; it is also possible for students to propose new sites. Employed students may ask for their workplace to be considered as their practicum site, but only to the extent that there is an opportunity for new learning experiences and that the time spent on practicum does not involve paid hours.
If you represent an agency or organization that would be interested in hosting and supervising a practicum student for a year, we welcome your interest. You may download and submit the Community Request to Host Practicum Students Form (doc), or you may contact the Graduate Coordinator, Andrew Hostetler, Ph.D., at 978-934-3950 or Practicum Instructor Anne Mulvey, Ph.D.
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You can also explore prior practicum classes