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Communication Disorders

Final Practicum Experience

The final semester of the graduate program is spent completing a full time externship. Roughly equivalent to student teaching, students are placed in various clinical and educational settings. All coursework is generally completed prior to the final externship. Although many students seek local settings, others have completed experiences in 20 different states and 5 Canadian provinces.

The external practicum can be a paid practicum experience. This ASHA approved experience allows a student to receive a considerable stipend for the 16 week practicum. Students receiving a paid practicum often stay and complete the clinical fellowship at the same site.

Contact Mrs. Harmon for more information about a paid practicum experience.