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SOC-OFE Masters Students - Field Experience Manual: Satisfactory Completion of Field Experiences

Satisfactory Completion of Field Experiences

Field experience differs from the other courses you complete in your program in that there are requirements beyond satisfactory completion of coursework assignments. That is, successful completion of the field experience course includes passing both coursework and fieldwork requirements. The final grades for the field experience courses are either Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U). A deficiency in any item listed below will result in a U grade for the course. All requirements, including hourly requirements, evaluations, and time logs, must be completed by the end of Week 10; if hourly requirements are not met, then you will need to request an Incomplete (I) grade or a Practicum/Internship Extension (see Incomplete (I) Grades and Extensions).

Satisfactory Completion of Practicum

To complete the practicum satisfactorily, you must achieve ALL the following:

  1. Successful completion of all coursework assignments with a cumulative score of 80% or above. All skills demonstrations and recording assignments must be completed satisfactorily.
  2. Attendance and active participation in all faculty group supervision videoconferences (a minimum of 15 hours for each quarter of field experience), as well as individual or triadic site supervision each week of the quarter (a minimum of 10 hours for each quarter of field experience).
  3. Completion of Mid-Quarter Evaluation and site visit by the Walden-approved site supervisor in Weeks 4, 5, 6, or 7.
  4. Completion of all hourly requirements for the field experience as shown on Time Log approved by site and faculty supervisors (only hours approved by both site and faculty supervisors will count toward field experience requirements).
  5. Satisfactory End-of-Quarter Evaluation of Student at a minimum of an intermediate level (rating of 2 or above) and endorsement for progression provided by the Walden-approved site supervisor.
  6. No concerns or reservations regarding your ability to continue with professional practice curriculum expressed by the faculty supervisor/course instructor; satisfactory evaluation at a minimum of an intermediate level (rating of 2 or above) and endorsement for progression provided by the faculty supervisor.
  7. No concerns or reservations regarding your ability to continue with professional practice curriculum expressed by the field experience coordinators or director upon end of quarter audit.
  8. Adherence to all SOC-OFE policies outlined in the Field Experience Manual as well as site and university policies, the ACA Code of Ethics, and all state regulations for counseling professionals.

Successful Completion of Internship

To complete each internship course satisfactorily, you must achieve ALL the following:

  1. Successful completion of all coursework assignments with a cumulative score of 80% or above. All recording assignments must be completed satisfactorily.
  2. Attendance and active participation in all faculty group supervision videoconferences (minimum of 15 hours for each quarter of field experience) as well as individual or triadic site supervision each week of the quarter (minimum of 10 hours for each quarter of field experience).
  3. Completion of Mid-Quarter Evaluation and site visit by the Walden-approved site supervisor in Weeks 4, 5, 6, or 7.
  4. Completion of the hourly requirements for the field experience by the end of Internship II as shown on the time log approved by the site and faculty supervisors (the time log must be completed and approved each term; only hours approved by both the site and faculty supervisors will count toward field experience requirements).
  5. Satisfactory End-of-Quarter Evaluation of Student at a minimum of an intermediate level (rating of 2 or above for Internship I and 3 or above for Internship II) and endorsement for progression provided by the site supervisor.
  6. No concerns or reservations regarding your ability to continue with professional practice curriculum expressed by the course and/or the group supervision faculty member; satisfactory evaluation at a minimum of an intermediate level (rating of 2 or above for Internship I and 3 or above for Internship II) and endorsement for progression provided by the faculty supervisor(s).
  7. No concerns or reservations regarding your ability to continue with professional practice curriculum expressed by the field experience coordinators or director upon end of quarter audit.
  8. Adherence to all SOC-OFE policies outlined in the Field Experience Manual, as well as site and university policies, the ACA Code of Ethics, and all state regulations for counseling professionals.