Students receiving credit for the internship in Child Development and Family Living must complete 125 hours for 3 semester hours.
Past Practicum sites have included:
- Early Childhood Intervention Programs
- Child Life Specialists Programs in Hospital Settings
- Head Start Early Childhood Programs
- Women's Shelters and Youth Camps
- Youth Programs such as the Boys and Girls Club
- Assisted Living Centers
- Forensic Interviewers
Students must earn a grade of A or B or the required practicum must be repeated. Letter grades are assigned by the faculty supervisor. With faculty supervision, students make arrangements for appropriate practicum placements while enrolled in the pre-practicum course.
The final placement decision depends upon agreements between the student, faculty supervisor and an agency representative.
Practicums are completed in the senior year, during the spring semester. Practicum sites should be related to the student's career interests and objectives.
Child Development and Family Living students have had successful practicum experiences at diverse sites in the local community as well as in the metropolitan areas of Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas.