Feb 07, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 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 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:

  1. Baccalaureate degree
  2. Complete 10 college courses in specific content areas
    • Including child life content taught by a Certified Child Life Specialist
  3. 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

Curriculum:


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


Note:


As an Endorsed Academic Program, Tennessee Tech’s Child Life Concentration conforms to the Association of Child Life Professionals standards. 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 apply for, be accepted into, and successfully complete a Child Life Practicum under the direct supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist. Students who are unsuccessful in securing a Child Life Practicum or passing the child life practicum prior to graduation may NOT graduate with a degree in Human Ecology, concentration in Child Life.

2.

 Students must apply for a Child Life Clinical Experience (Internship) which is directly 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.

 HEC 1040 not required for transfer students with more than 12 hours.

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