Fieldwork & Practicum

Gaining Experience at the Academy of Precision Learning


APL hosts many graduate students completing their experience hours in ABA each year. Students in master’s programs at both local and distance learning universities and colleges are welcome in our setting. We support the full range of potential experiences, including university practicums as well as supervised independent fieldwork. We have hosted students from the University of Washington, Simmons College, Arizona State University, Ball State University, and more. Both part-time and full-time placements are available.

Graduate students garnering experience in our program will have access to a variety of robust learning experiences and will be able to work with a variety of learners of diverse backgrounds and skill sets. Students will be trained in Precision Teaching as well as be provided with a rich array of opportunities to practice task list items in real life scenarios. After leaving our program, students will be prepared for a range of professional settings and future career paths. Some may even stay and grow their career within our organization.

Students approved to complete their supervised independent fieldwork at our setting will receive individualized and group supervision from a dedicated onsite BCBA. All experience hours and supervision meetings take place within a consistent daily schedule, somewhere between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

To inquire about potential placement, please email

Why Parents Love Us

To see our child happy, and with people that care about her, is worth more than anything and we have found that at APL.

- APL Parent

APL turned my child’s life around: academically, socially, and emotionally. And my life as well: I no longer dread the phone ringing. I know that my kids are in good hands, and that if ever any sort of problem does come up, I’ll be able to work with the school to make things better. What I say matters.

- APL Parent

APL provides us peace of mind for our family in a safe and supporting environment.

- APL Parent

When we started looking for the right school for our child to attend, we toured everywhere and came up dry. We found ourselves wishing there was a school where ABA therapy and academics were wholly combined in the same classroom. THEN we found APL and it felt like it had been created just for us. Dream come true!

- APL Parent

APL has helped our son regain his self-confidence and improve his self-esteem!

- APL Parent

The APL way is to care about your child in the best way possible while laying out a road map for progress developmentally and emotionally.

- APL Parent

The intrinsic blend of ABA with schooling that has taken my child from not sitting at a school desk, balled up in the corner in a novel, in public school to completing her work and even enjoying many of her academic classes. The value put on the unique traits of individuals and the enormous patience of the staff come in at the top as well.

- APL Parent

Limited spots remain available in APL’s K-12 classrooms for the upcoming school year.

If you are interested in attending, please contact us to begin the admissions process.