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  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Human Ecology, Child Life Concentration, B.S.H.E.


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(Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree)

 

The Child Life program, a gateway to the Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) credential, is coordinated with the Child Life Council’s professional, programmatic and educational needs of the child life Practioner.

Application to the Child Life program at TTU is required and should be made in the second semester of sophomore year after completing HEC 2250 and while enrolled in HEC 2550.

There are four components of eligibility to sit for the certification examination:

  1. Baccalaureate degree
  2. Course work including a minimum of 10 college-level courses in Child Life or a related department/subject
  3. Clinical Child Life Experience (480 hours under the direct supervision of a CCLS in good standing)
  4. A minimum of one college level class taught by a Certified Child Life Specialist and meeting Child Life Council course content requirements.
  5. Please see Child Life Council webpage www.childlife.org for current eligibility requirements.

 

Curriculum:


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In order to graduate with a B.S. degree, Human Ecology, concentration Child Life, the following requirements must be completed prior to graduation.
1. Students must be accepted into and successfully complete a Child Life Practicum under the direct supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist.  The practicum course may be taken in the Spring or Summer semester of the Junior year.
2. Students must be accepted into and successfully complete a Child Life clinical experience (internship) which is supervised by a Certified Child Life Specialist.  To pass the clinical experience course, students must earn minimal entry-level competence during the internship experience. 
3. Students who are unsuccessful in securing placement for an appropriate practicum may not continue on in the Child Life concentration.  Students who are unsuccessful in securing an appropriate Child Life Internship prior to graduation, may NOT graduate with a degree in Human Ecology, concentration in Child Life.

 

NEW INFORMATION
1.

A Master’s Degree in Child Life OR a Master’s Degree with a Concentration in Child Life from an Academic Program accredited by the Child Life Council will be required for certification eligibility beginning January 1, 2022.

2.

A Master’s Degree in Child Life from an Academic Program accredited by the Child Life Council will be required for certification eligibility beginning January 1, 2025.

 

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