Letter of Intent/Essay (1000 words) that includes the following:
Introductory paragraph that identifies who you are, which degree program you are seeking, and which degree(s) you have already earned.
State your professional and educational experiences and goals (and be sure that your goals align with the program outcomes).
Essay component with the following content:
In your own words, explain what a child life specialist is, and what a child life specialist does.
How did you first become interested in or aware of, child life as a career option?
What steps have you taken to increase your knowledge and awareness of the profession and make yourself a competitive candidate for clinical experiences?
Briefly describe the ways in which the work of a child life specialist contributes to the health care experiences of a child and his/her family.
Provide a specific example of a time in which you used play to meet the developmental needs of a child.
Use professional, formal language, and tone.
Use correct grammar, spelling, and syntax.