No, the 3 credit practicum elective is available by permission of the instructor for students who seek a preceptored, hands-on immersion. The practicum is optional and not required for the NEC and may not be substituted for one of the 3 required course in the NEC series. Students and faculty will mutually determine specific learning outcomes and relevant learning activities and performance measures.
Whenever possible, the practicum experience will be precepted by CU CON faculty. For students outside the Denver metro area, preceptors may be identified jointly by the student and faculty. Preceptor qualifications will vary with the type of learning modality, setting, and learning outcomes. Faculty will approve preceptor participation and supervise the completion of the practicum requirements.