Practicum and Fieldwork
School Counseling Practicum and Fieldwork must be completed independently of fieldwork that may have been completed in other Master’s Degree programs or Credential Programs. Only hours completed during enrollment in COUN 607, COUN 643A, or COUN 644A are acceptable. Hours are to be completed during the regular school day; therefore, full-time teachers and other students with full-time day-time employment must modify their schedules accordingly.
COUN 607: School Counseling Practicum (3 units) will take place during the Spring semester of the first year in the program. Please note, a total of 100 practicum hours will be fulfilled during typical K-12 public school hours. As required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, candidates are required to obtain a Certificate of Clearance from the Commission in order to participate in public school-based practicum and fieldwork activities.
Students enroll in two semesters of fieldwork during the second year in the program. An Application for Fieldwork must be submitted to the Graduate Studies Office and approved prior to enrollment in the first semester of Fieldwork. The Fieldwork Application deadline is March 1 to start the fieldwork sequence the following Fall term.
- 1st semester Counseling Fieldwork, COUN 643A (Fall 2021 and earlier: 300 hours, 20 hours per week; Fall 2022 and beyond: 400 hours, 25 to 28 hours per week)
- 2nd semester Advanced Counseling Fieldwork, COUN 644A (Fall 2021 and earlier: 300 hours, 20 hours per week; Fall 2022 and beyond: 400 hours, 25 to 28 hours per week)