Students begin their field experiences in the final term of their first year and continue
to engage in practical experiences throughout the program.
Students complete a one term practicum that focuses on completing a Functional Behavioral
All students complete a year-long practicum in the William Penn School District as
well as three terms of practicum seminar. Each seminar has a specific concentration
that includes: Applied Law & Ethics, School-Wide Practices and Family-School Partnerships.
Students complete a year-long practicum in a non-comprehensive school as well as three
terms of practicum seminar. Each seminar has a specific concentration that dovetails
into the integration of developmental aspects of behavior with the other aspects of
behavior described above. The areas of concentration include: cognitive, social-emotional
and biological-physical development.
Students complete a year-long school-based externship as well as three terms of externship
seminar. The externship must be at least 600 hours in a comprehensive school to fulfill
the requirement for certification as a school psychologist (the EdS credential).
All students complete a year-long internship. Students are strongly encouraged to
secure an APA-Accredited internship. Those who do not, will attend a year-long internship