Practicum experiences range from guided observations in multiple educational settings to tutoring students and co-teaching mini-lessons in classrooms to facilitating small group learning activities and teaching complete lessons in large classrooms. Practica serve to ground material from the professional studies courses to the lived experiences of the actual world of teaching—by observing, by participating, by designing and executing, with mentor teachers’ guidance and approval, lessons prior to internships. Experiences and observations in practica will be the foundation of discussion in classes and so are integral parts of course work. Teacher candidates cannot pass a course with practicum requirements without concurrently passing the practicum.
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