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Master's Program Handbook

300 - Field Work & Community Practice Project

300.1 – Field Work

a.

Field work carries academic credit, with grades assigned on a pass/fail basis. Credit is granted only if the entire field internship period is completed satisfactorily. No partial credit is granted. Students are expected to abide by the procedures outlined in the Guidelines for the Field Internship.

b.

A student's field work performance is subject to an ongoing and shared assessment by the student's agency supervisor and faculty field adviser, as outlined in the Guidelines for the Field Internship.

c.

For master's students successful completion of each field placement period (Session II or IV) is a prerequesite to enrollment in the subsequent summer academic session (Session III or V). Students who do not successfully meet all their field requirements by the posted due dates, unless an extension in writing has been granted by the director of field work, will not be permitted to progress into the subsequent academic term.

d.

Pursuant to the grade criteria for field work (200.6B), a student who receives a failing grade in field work following a formal Review will be dismissed from the school.

300.2 – Community Practice Project

See also Guidelines for the Field Internship

The requirements for the community practice project for master's students are found in the Guidelines for the Field Internship. The community practice project carries academic credit with grades assigned on a pass/marginal, pass/fail basis. The general criteria for these grades are outlined in the Guidelines for the Field Internship. The community practice project must be completed in Session II. Students who do not successfully complete their projects in Session II by the due date, unless an extension in writing has been granted by the community practice project coordinator in consultation with the associate dean, will not be permitted to attend Session III classes or continue into their second field internship. A student must receive a passing grade for the community practice project in order to graduate.