Experiential Learning Requirement

Enrolling in the Experiential Learning Course

Enrolling in any one of these courses requires the signature of the supervising faculty member on an Add/Drop/Withdraw form.  Students must be able to meet at the designated time (if any) as noted in the class registration schedule.

495 Internship

A practicum experience in the community in the clinical, social, and/or experimental areas.  Classroom focus on case conceptualization and presentation.  Sign up for 1-6 credits by obtaining the signature of the professor listed in the class schedule on the Add/Drop/Withdraw form.

Prerequisites:  Sophomore standing plus one course in psychology and consent of the instructor.

496 Research Practicum

Research experience under the direct supervision of a faculty member, students may design and/or conduct research in a designated area of psychology.  This may be repeated for up to 8 credits. Students work directly with a faculty member on his/her research and coordinate enrollment for 1-4 credits with this professor.  To officially enroll in this course, coordinate your research proposal with the faculty member directly supervising your work and obtain the signature of the faculty member listed on the class schedule using the Add/Drop/Withdraw form.

Prerequisites:  101 and consent of instructor.

497 Teaching Apprenticeship

Teaching experience under the direct supervision of a faculty member.  Course provides the opportunity to learn how to effectively communicate information, understand classroom management, and develop teaching skills.  Students will serve as a teaching assistant for a psychology course.  Register by obtaining the signature of the professor listed in the class schedule, using the Add/Drop/Withdraw form.  We have added this new teaching apprenticeship course to allow psychology students to gain some experience with the profession of teaching about psychology.  Many of our majors continue into careers where they are required to perform many of the skills gained by experience as a teaching assistant.  Professional presentations, leading workshops and discussion, evaluating the performance of employees and providing feedback on projects are a few examples of the type of competencies learned through a teaching practicum.  In addition, teaching assistants have the opportunity to learn course material in greater depth through the experience of helping other to learn.

Prerequisites:  Grade of B or better in class for which you will be TA, a minimum 3.0 overall G.P.A., at least junior standing at the time the course is offered, consent of instructor.  May be repeated for up to 4 credits.