Course Delivery Model
We will make every attempt to offer academic classes clustered during midweek. There will be occasions however, when students will be expected to adjust their outside demands to complete degree requirements. For example, the scheduling of research data collection and Level I fieldwork experiences will require morning and/or non-midweek participation. Level II fieldwork and the Capstone Experience require full-time participation during the hours typically scheduled at the facility offering the experience.
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The philosophy of the graduate faculty teaching in the OTD degree program is to make the most effective use of class and laboratory contact time. Therefore, we expect that students will actively engage in independent study, inquiry, and fieldwork outside the classroom to augment learning. We expect students to actively contribute to classroom discussion and laboratory simulations as a means of enriching their own and each other's learning.
We do not recommend that any student attempt to attend the OTD degree program while continuing to be employed full-time. We do not recommend that a student attempt to commute from long distances without an adequate support system in place.