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Practicum is a core requirement for the Family, Youth and Community Sciences (FYCS) major and both the Nonprofit Organizational Leadership minor and the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) certificate program. Practicum serves as an opportunity for you, the student, to begin exploring your future as an emerging professional.

Our expectation for this experience is that you will enroll in FYC 4941, a 3-credit practical experience (equivalent to 240 hours) within a professional environment, applying the knowledge and skills you have gained throughout your coursework. This requirement will be most beneficial to you, the student, if completed during your senior year at UF.

These experiences can either be paid or volunteer.

You must be free of any holds on your degree audit before submitting your Practicum Proposal.

Once your Practicum Proposal has been received and approved by the Practicum Coordinator, we will enroll you in FYC 4941

For Practicum information, please see Dr. Emily Johnson in 3041 McCarty D 
For non-profit minors, please see Kathryn Ivey in 3041 McCarty D 
For Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) certificate, please see Dr. Jen Doty in 3038 McCarty D 

  • Pre-Practicum Checklist
  • Practicum Tips

2019-2020 Practicum Dates are as follows:

Fall 2019: August 20- December 4, 2019

Spring 2020: January 6- April 22, 2020

Summer C 2020: May 11- August 5, 2020

Please make an appointment with the Practicum Coordinator, Dr. Emily Johnson to review your site location, duties and responsibilities, and learning goals and objectives before final submission. This appointment should be made well in advance of due dates.

Practicum Proposals are due to the FYCS Undergraduate Advising Center (3041 McCarty D) by the following dates: 

Fall 2019 deadline: August 9th, 1:00 p.m.

Spring 2020 deadline: November 7th, 1:00 p.m.

Summer C 2020 deadline: April 3rd, 1:00 p.m.