Practicum Experience

Early Childhood Practicum

The  Early Childhood practicum is a 160 clock hour supervised experience in a community based setting related to early childhood education. Practicum is completed near the end of the program and can be done during the long semester or during the first five week summer session. This experience is meant to allow candidates to be able to apply what they have learned during their master’s degree coursework in a real life setting, which differs from their usual work setting.  Candidates must fill out the practicum application the semester prior to the practicum experience.  Dates for practicum applications are: June 8 for fall, Oct. 1 for spring and March 1 for summer. There are a wide variety of practicum placement sites and placement is made in consultation with faculty with the candidate’s career goals in mind. New sites are frequently added. Our candidates have completed their practicum at the following sites:

The Children’s Museum of Houston  
Armand Bayou Nature Center
Space Center Houston –Education Department  
Collaborative for Children  
The Rise School of Houston 




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