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Internship and Practicum

How to Enroll in CD 5575

Find Volunteer Opportunities

After you enter your search terms and click on "Go," you will be shown a list of volunteer sites that match your criteria. You can click on any community site generated by the search for more information about that site. This information will include whether or not the site has a formal internship program with our Department through which you can receive credit for working at the site by enrolling Child Development Internship course (CD 5575). Please note that most sites in this database are not currently being used as sites where you can do an Internship for course credit.

If you are interested in doing an Internship for course credit, please go to our informational page about the PSYC/CD 5575 course located at the following link. Here you will learn about the requirements for enrolling.

For any questions not answered by the informational page, please email cdinternship@csusb.edu and you will be directed to the appropriate staff member.

Required Laboratory Courses

CD 2281/2291, 2282/2292, and 4406

Students completing the Early Childhood Development concentration are required to take two practicum courses (CD 2281 or 2291 and CD 2282 or 2292).

Choose from: 

  • CD 2281 -  Focuses on appropriate interactions and takes place at the CSUSB Infant/Toddler Lab School. Offered in the Spring semester.
  • CD 2291 - Focuses on appropriate interactions and takes place at the CSUSB Children’s Center (our on campus preschool). Offered in the Spring semester.

OR

  • CD 2282 - Focuses on curriculum and takes place at the CSUSB Infant/Toddler Lab School. Offered in the Fall semester. 
  • CD 2292 - Focuses on curriculum and takes place at the CSUSB Children’s Center (our on campus preschool). Offered in the Fall Semester.

Students major in Early Childhood Development can choose to focus their coursework on Infants and Toddlers or on Preschool/Early School Age Children. Students completing the Child and Adolescent Development concentration are required to take one practicum course (CD 4406). This course focused on effective interactions and curriculum for later school age children and adolescents. Hours will be completed at community placement sites arranged by the course instructor. Enrollment in each of these practicum courses must occur simultaneously with the appropriate lecture course or taken after such course in completed. Please see the video provided with information about course progression for each concentration.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ddTPrM76U4A?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0">Watch Child Development Course Descriptions YouTube Video</a>