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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 in a Sentence

she got some coaching experience through a 40-hour practicum with the parks department
Recent Examples on the Web Isabel Martinez, an Oak Lawn resident who is studying in the sport and recreation management program at the University of Iowa, recently traveled to Colorado for a unique practicum. C.r. Walker, Chicago Tribune, 30 Aug. 2022 Contributors from the American University-Washington Post practicum program are McKenzie Beard, Vanessa Montalbano, Megan Ruggles and Carley Welch. Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2022 The draft rules also outline what kind of training those administering the substance will need to receive, which would include a minimum of 120 hours of instructional time and 40 hours of practicum. oregonlive, 14 Feb. 2022 McKenzie Beard, Caroline Cliona Boyle, Heather MacNeil, Aneeta Mathur-Ashton, Vanessa Montalbano, Megan Ruggles, Nick Trombola and Carley Welch with the American University-Washington Post practicum contributed to this report. Washington Post, 27 Dec. 2021 In late 2020, Richard began a practicum involving a social media marketing research project for Facebook, alongside a cohort of largely diverse students from around the country. Anna Esaki-smith, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 Assign public health graduate students who need practicum experience to rural communities to do contact tracing, data entry, and provide staff support for small county health departments. Dr. Jennifer Olsen, Time, 23 Apr. 2020 Through coaching and professional development, the program helps teachers work on practicums, lesson planning and preparing for the National Board Certification. Lauren Lee, CNN, 3 Feb. 2020 This particular practicum was the culmination of a 5-day course at the new Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC) in Blackstone, Va. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, 23 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of practicum

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for practicum

German Praktikum, from Late Latin practicum, neuter of practicus practical

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“Practicum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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