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LS 5843 Practicum Course/Field Experience

  • A 3-credit-hour course (LS 5843) required for graduation
  • A 120 hour unpaid, professionally supervised internship in an approved school, public, academic or special library appropriate to SLIS coursework and area of specialization
  • A 160 hour unpaid professionally supervised internship in an approved Texas school library for all candidates seeking Texas School Librarian Certification
  • An opportunity for TWU SLIS students to apply academic knowledge, to practice newly acquired skills, and to perfect a professional manner

Practicum Application Deadlines

Fall Semester Practicum July 1st
Spring Semester Practicum November 1st
Summer Semester Practicum April 1st

Practicum Waiver

A Practicum Waiver may be approved for students employed as a fulltime librarian for a minimum of one full year in a public, academic or special library and demonstrating professional level duties and competencies. To meet guidelines of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), candidates seeking Texas School Librarian Certification are not eligible for a Practicum Waiver.

More Information

For detailed information about the required Practicum, please see the SLIS Student Resources Blackboard organization. Go to (SLIS) Student Resources > Practicum [LS 5843].

Contact Us:

Kelly Meyer, MS, MLS
Practicum Coordinator
School of Library & Information Studies
940-898-2732
kmeyer2@twu.edu

page last updated 7/30/2015 1:45 PM