(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 Association of Child Life Professionals programmatic and educational standards for the child life practitioner.
Application to the Child Life program at Tennessee Technological University is required and should be made in the second semester of sophomore year after completing HEC 2250 and while enrolled in HEC 2550.
The components of eligibility to sit for the Child Life Professional Certification Examination are:
- Baccalaureate degree
- Complete 10 college courses in specific content areas
- Including child life content taught by a Certified Child Life Specialist
- Child Life Clinical Internship (600 hours under the direct supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist)
For more details regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Association of Child Life Professional’s website at childlife.org