The Practicum field placement experience is a crucial part of the CDP program. It provides the concrete application component that enables students to integrate and experiment with the information learning in other courses. The practicum consists of two elements: Organization: The actual experience location where the student has an on site agreed location; and · Virtual Seminar: The virtual classroom where students write and share information about their experiences. As the field of career development is primarily oriented to teaching clients to manage their own careers, the practicum is designed to be learner driven. Whereas faculty will guide students, it is ultimately the responsibility of the learner to identify and negotiate the practicum organization placement. Students will enter field placements with objectives which have been agreed upon by the agency contact person, the Practicum Coordinator, and the student. The learner will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis at the end of the practicum relative to this set of objectives. Additional time will be required for transit, reading, and analyzing the experience. Practicum is designed for learners who are entering the field of career development. Students who are currently working in the field can register to PLAR the Practicum project.
Not all courses are offered each term.Spring 2021 registration opens February 1, 2021. Fall 2021 registration opens July 5, 2021.