Aug 12, 2020  
2019-2020 Edgewood College Catalog 
2019-2020 Edgewood College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child Life, BS

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This major prepares students for the psychosocial care of children and youth in hospitals and other healthcare settings. The program provides a strong teaching and learning component together with a core of specialized child life courses. Satisfactory completion of the major provides access to the profession of Child Life. The program and degree prepare the candidate for an entry level position in the field of Child Life. To become a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS), one year of successful employment and the successful completion of the Child Life Exam are required. The rotation of child life courses is based on the semester of enrollment in the Child Life Program. Students should consult with an advisor for the most current information.

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Child Life majors should have the following:

  • CORE Test (or a minimum score of 23 on the ACT)
  • Admission to the Child Life Program prior to beginning of Junior year
  • 100 hours of pre-internship practicum experiences
  • Must have a minimum of 3.0 grade point average to apply
  • Must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 throughout major program

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