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 appropriate practicum application the semester prior to the practicum experience.  

Undergraduate ECED Practicum Application

Graduate ECED Practicum Application

Due Dates for Practicum Applications

  • Fall Practicums - June 8
  • Spring Practicums - October 1
  • Summer Practicums - March 1

Practicum Site Placement Process

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:



  • College of Education

    Phone: 281-283-3600

    Bayou Building 1237
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 517
    Houston, TX 77058-1002