Education experts use the term “experiential learning” to describe a simple idea: “learning by doing.” The McBride Honors Program understands the unique value of independent learning and learning by doing. Students are encouraged to seek as many opportunities as possible for expanding their minds by exploring and engaging the world around them.
- You can use the experiential learning program to fulfill the McBride practicum requirement. To receive practicum credit for such a program, students must first complete a practicum proposal and follow the practicum guidelines as specified online.
- You can use experiential courses programs to earn regular McBride credit. The program may allow you to fulfill up to 6-credits toward the minor through an approved program. To be eligible for McBride credit, such courses must be approved in advance by the program director as documented in a signed Transfer Credit Prior/Post-Approval Form.
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The McBride Program offers scholarship support to help students complete various experiential learning opportunities – especially if pursued to fulfill the practicum requirement. To be eligible for scholarship support, the experience must meet one of the following criteria: (a) it is unpaid or for very low pay; (b) it includes high unreimbursed expenses, such as for supplies, a program fee, or travel.
Some opportunities include the following:
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