Senior Practicum

Students spend 30 hours per week in their practicum during one of the final semesters of the senior year. Integration and application into the practicum agency experiences of concepts learned from previous practice courses is the major emphasis of this experience.  Students meet regularly in a seminar to learn from other students' experiences and meet with the practicum coordinator from the Program to develop their understanding of their experiences. Self-evaluation skills are stressed through mid-term and end-of-the-semester evaluation by the student. Agency staff also evaluate twice per semester. While demanding, students report that these courses help them to "put it all together."

Adult Services and Aging - Department of Social Services American Indian Services
Behavioral Health Services - McKennan Hospital
Building Blocks - East Dakota Educational Cooperative
Child Protection Services - Department of Social Services
Children's Home Society - East River Campus
Children's Inn
Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence
Fifth Street Connection - Southeastern Mental Health Center
Good Samaritan Center
Glory House of Sioux Falls
Habitat for Humanity - Regional Office
Home Based Services - Summit Counseling Center
Juvenile Court Center - Minnehaha County
McKennan Hospice
McKennan Hospital Social Services
Minnehaha County Welfare Department
Minnehaha County Court Services Office
Rehabilitation Unit - McKennan Hospital
Rehabilitation Unit - Sioux Valley Hospital
Sioux Empire United Way
Sioux Falls Community Dialysis
Sioux Falls Housing and Redevelopment
Sioux Falls Public Schools - Social Workers
Sioux Valley Hospice
Sioux Valley Hospital Social Services
South Dakota Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
South Dakota Office of Correctional Services
Summit Oaks Center - Lutheran Social Services
U.S. Federal Probation Office
Veteran's Administration Hospital - Chemical Abuse Services
Veteran's Readjustment Center
Volunteer and Information Center
Youth Link - Turning Point