Child Study Center

Practicum Students

Family and Consumer Sciences Practicum Students
Child Development and Child Life Specialist majors complete a practicum experience at the Child Study Center during their course of study. Family and Child majors may also opt to do so. A three-hour credit assignment provides the opportunity to engage in 200 clock hours on-site as an Assistant Teacher or Administration Assistant throughout a semester. The position of Administration Practicum lets you step into the director’s shoes. By working with the Director, you get to experience the joys and challenges of running a child care program. Students have the option of being assigned the Infant/Toddler Lab or the Preschool Lab.

For Infant/Toddler Practicum Contact:  
Jennifer Young
Infant/Toddler Education Coordinator

For Preschool Practicum Contact:
Kresha Warnock 
Preschool Education Coordinator

For Administration Practicum Contact: 
Jennifer Young 
Infant/Toddler Education Coordinator 

Benefits Of Being A Practicum Student:

  • Achieve greater level of interaction with children and families while improving skills related to child rapport and management in preparation for future career.
  • Utilize creativity to create and lead daily activities which allows student to experience more responsibility and authority with the title of assistant teacher.
  • Receive training related to CPR/First Aid, NAEYC Accreditation, center licensure and professional opportunities.
  • Experience diversity in ethnic backgrounds, abilities of children, and family structures.
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Child Study Center
Ball State University
Muncie , Indiana 47306

Phone: 765-285-1987
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