Supervised field placements are an integral part of all Adler University master's programs—providing the opportunity to apply and further develop the knowledge, skills, values, and competencies gained in coursework.
Social Justice Practicum
In their first year of the program, students complete a minimum of 150 hours in a Social Justice Practicum (SJP) focusing on developing skills for community-based interventions, advocacy, social justice, and systemic interventions that benefit human welfare and well-being. The SJP is based on Adler’s focus on recognizing need in our increasingly global community and taking action. Through the SJP, students contribute thousands of hours each year to their communities. Our students often speak of the impact this work has made on community organizations and themselves.
In addition to SJP placements with agencies and individuals throughout the lower Mainland, we offer international opportunities for students to work in community service.
For professional practicum, students have worked with public, private or not-for-profit organizations; social enterprise; and employee assistance, management consulting and relocation or outplacement firms with which the Adler University has established partnerships within British Columbia and beyond. These organizations have include The Vancouver Whitecaps, Industrial Light and Magic, Teck, BC Hydro, Insurance Company of British Columbia, University of British Columbia, Telus Canada, Fraser Health, British Columbia Organizational Development Network (BCODN), City of Richmond Hill, Global Knowledge Canada, Workplace Centre for Spiritual and Ethical Development.
Our Admissions Advisors and faculty can provide more details about these practicum experiences as part of our curriculum and degree requirements.