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Annual Reporting and Accountability Measures
Practicum, IPP and OSI Dates
Practicum, one station:
- Friday, September 2, 2022 to Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Two Stations for Practicum for ECE Graduate:
- Station 1: Friday, September 2, 2022 to Friday, October 21, 2022
- Station 2: Monday, October 24, 2022 to Wednesday, December 7, 2022
IPP: (All day Monday and Tuesday)
- Monday, September 12, 2022 to Tuesday, December 6, 2022
IPP for Severe:
- Station 1, Substantially Separate: Monday, September 12, 2022 to Tuesday, October 18, 2022
- Station 2, Inclusion Setting: Monday, October 24, 2022 to Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Dates to follow
Orientation for UG and GR Placed at a Practicum Site, Session 1:
Date: Tue Aug 23, 2022 4 - 5:30 p.m. (EST)
Orientation for UG and GR Placed at a Practicum Site, Session 2:
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 4:30 - 6 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: McKay Building, Room C- 158
Orientation for Students Employed at their Practicum Site:
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022 4:30 - 6:15 p.m. (EST)
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: McKay Building, C-Wing, Classroom 217