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Field Experiences and Internships

One of the foundational instructional concepts at the College of Education at Louisiana Tech University is that diverse, "real world" experiences enhance an individual's professional competency and helps to prepare them for a career in their chosen field. As a result, most programs of study in the College of Education require students to complete an internship or other field experience under the supervision of clinical faculty.

Different programs may require slightly different types of internships, so you will need to be aware of the specific requirements of your program. For more information on your internship, you should contact your academic advisor.

Curriculum, Instruction, & Leadership

All field experiences for students in teaching programs are managed by the Office of Clinical and Field Experiences. Please visit their website for more information.


All undergraduate students must complete some form of field experiences. If you are majoring in Health and Physical Education, you will be required to complete your field experiences through the Office of Clinical and Field Experiences because it is a teaching program. Students majoring in Kinesiology and Health Promotion will need to take KINE 415 as their undergraduate internship.

All graduate students in the Department of Kinesiology must take KINE 515 for their graduate internship.


All graduate students in the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, with the exception of those in the Human Services M.A. program, are required to complete field experiences.

Students in both the master's Counseling and Guidance and doctoral-level Counseling Psychology programs must complete a practicum and internship. M.A. students in the School Counseling concentration must complete School Counseling Practicum (COUN 533) and Counseling Internship (COUN 535). M.A. students in the Clinical Mental Health concentration must complete Clinical Mental Health Practicum (COUN 534) and Counseling Internship (COUN 535). Students in the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program must complete 18 credit-hours of supervised practicum (PSYC 650, PSYC 651, and PSYC 652) and an additional four credit-hours in internship (PSYC 624).

Students in both the master's and doctoral-level Industrial and Organizational Psychology programs must complete an internship or practicum. Students pursuing an M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology must complete a three credit-hour internship (PSYC 524). Students pursuing a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology must complete six credit-hours of practicum (PSYC 750).