Fieldwork in Child Development

Fieldwork is a requirement for CDEV majors, however, minors and concentrations may also participate. It is recommended that you do not wait until your final semester(s) to enroll in fieldwork.


  • Early Childhood: 1 unit (outside of CDC internship)
  • Middle Childhood: 2 units (recommended over two semesters)
  • Services: 2 units (recommended over two semesters)

Students must have completed CDEV/PSYC 3010 and CDEV/PSYC 3140 prior to enrolling in fieldwork. (Note: the prefix for the course does not matter.)

No. Fieldwork is a Credit (CR) or No Credit (NC) course.

Each unit of fieldwork requires at least 48 hours of participation. This averages to 4 hours a week for 12 consecutive weeks of the 15-week semester after registration and preparation is complete.

Enrolling in fieldwork requires Special Registration. Enrollment cannot be completed online.

Fieldwork is not a class with a designated schedule or meeting place. You will arrange your days/hours with your fieldwork site. There is a list of approved sites available on

Updated: July 06, 2023