Practicum

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 3:16 PM, February 20, 2017