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Fieldwork

Fieldwork Program

The interdisciplinary fieldwork program in The Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development (CSHD) is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to explore meaningful opportunities in fields that support children, adolescents, and families. The following courses are designed to support this effort:

CD 99: Community Field Placement

  1. 10 hr./week fieldwork opportunity (contexts are varied and include, but are not limited to, school settings, children's museums, clinics, community centers, nonprofit agencies, etc.)
  2. Bi-weekly (every other week) seminar focused on fields represented in the placements
  3. Individual meetings
  4. Priority given to CSHD Majors
  5. High demand course that requires electronic submission of the fieldwork form, unofficial transcript, resume/CV, and pre-enrollment consultation with fieldwork coordinator the semester prior to enrollment @ kerri.modry-mandell@tufts.edu. Course is for one-credit.

CD 199: Advanced Fieldwork

  1. 10 hr./week fieldwork opportunity
  2. No seminar component, however student will meet one-on-one with Instructor throughout the semester.
  3. Priority given to CSHD Graduate Students or CSHD Majors who have already completed a field placement (CD 99/CD100/related fieldwork placement) and will be advancing and honing skills in a complementary applied experience
  4. High demand course that requires electronic submission of the fieldwork form, unofficial transcript, resume/CV, and pre-enrollment consultation with fieldwork coordinator the semester prior to enrollment @ kerri.modry-mandell@tufts.edu.  Course is for one-credit.

CD 100:  Child Health Seminar and Fieldwork

  1. 10 hr./week fieldwork opportunity (contexts are varied and include, but are not limited to, health-related settings such as hospitals, clinics, schools, research laboratories, etc.)
  2. Bi-weekly (every other week) seminar focused on fields represented in child health placements
  3. Individual meetings
  4. Priority given to CSHD Majors and CSHD Graduate Students in the Clinical Developmental Health and Psychology Concentration
  5. High demand course that requires electronic submission of the fieldwork form, unofficial transcript, resume/CV, and pre-enrollment consultation with fieldwork coordinator the semester prior to enrollment @ kerri.modry-mandell@tufts.edu. Course is for one-credit.

Fieldwork Registration Process

  1. (Pre-registration) Complete and electronically submit the "fieldwork form," located in the fieldwork section on the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development homepage http://ase.tufts.edu/epcshd/, as well as your unofficial transcript and resume/CV to kerri.modry-mandell@tufts.edu.
  2. Once your pre-registration materials are received, Professor Modry-Mandell will contact you to meet to discuss the fieldwork opportunity in further detail.
  3. (Registration) All fieldwork courses are high demand and require the completion of an enrollment form, which will be available at the front desk of the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development during the enrollment period. SIS will not be available for enrollment of these courses. Priority is given to Majors and Graduate Students in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development.
  4. You will be contacted by a departmental administrator via email when your enrollment form has been approved and you are able to officially enroll on SIS.