noun \ˈprak-ti-kəm\

: a course of study for teachers, doctors, nurses, etc., that involves actually working in the area of study and using the knowledge and skills that have been learned in a school

Full Definition of PRACTICUM

:  a course of study designed especially for the preparation of teachers and clinicians that involves the supervised practical application of previously studied theory

Examples of PRACTICUM

  1. <she got some coaching experience through a 40-hour practicum with the parks department>


German Praktikum, from Late Latin practicum, neuter of practicus practical
First Known Use: 1904

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, survey course, thesis


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