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Directed Field Experience - Permit Procedures

Students are to apply for CHDV 495, Directed Field Experience, one quarter before they anticipate doing their field experience in Winter, Spring or Summer. For Fall quarter fieldwork, please make arrangements during Spring quarter. For example, if you plan on taking this course during Spring quarter, you must apply for the permit in the previous quarter (i.e., during Winter quarter). Please read and follow the instructions carefully.

Setting Up an Interview

The student is responsible for arranging an appointment with Dr. Yafen Lo at (323) 343-5842 or ylo2@calstatela.edu to review course prerequisites.  Dr. Lo will assist you with your field site placement for CHDV 495.  It should be noted that field site placement is only available at departmentally approved sites.

What to Bring to the Interview

For the interview, the student is to provide the following:

Substitute Work Experience for Fieldwork Experience

Students who have a minimum of two years of full time experience as a master/lead teacher (NOT assistant teacher) in a developmentally based early education program may be able to substitute their "direct involvement with children" portion of the field experience (four teaching units). In place of the "direct involvement with children" portion of the field experience, the student will instead complete four units of upper-division coursework. In such case, the student must still complete two units of the administrative internship.
Students wishing to substitute their "direct involvement with children" portion of the field experience, with four units of coursework, must supply the following information:

Please bring the requested information with you to your interview. The supplied information will be reviewed by Dr. Yafen Lo. In some instances, Dr. Lo may require a personal interview. Students will be informed by the Department Office if they qualify for the four-unit substitution.

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Last Update: 7/18/2008