practicum

noun
prac·ti·cum | \ ˈprak-ti-kəm \

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

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In culinary practicum, the course provides occupationally specific opportunities for students to participate in a learning experience that combines classroom instruction with actual business and industry career experiences. Vagney Bradley, Houston Chronicle, "Cy-Fair ISD students get things cooking with culinary program," 25 Jan. 2018 Business and industry pathway in the culinary arts includes principles of hospitality services, culinary arts, advanced culinary arts, and practicum in culinary arts. Vagney Bradley, Houston Chronicle, "Klein ISD culinary program helps inspires young chefs," 27 Jan. 2018 Preparing the curriclum In their senior years, HCC nursing students have to complete a practicum experience. Erika Butler, The Aegis, "Harford Community College nursing students teach HIV prevention to high school students in Estonia," 11 Jan. 2018 While most go to hospitals in the Harford or Baltimore County area, Zimmerman thought a handful of students could fulfill their practicum obligations in Narva. Erika Butler, The Aegis, "Harford Community College nursing students teach HIV prevention to high school students in Estonia," 11 Jan. 2018 Students further along in the culinary path can take classes at Cy-Fair High School and Cy-Park High School because those campuses serve as practicum locations where students have access to a full commercial kitchen. Vagney Bradley, Houston Chronicle, "Cy-Fair ISD students get things cooking with culinary program," 25 Jan. 2018 Students in the pilot program at Lanier are expected to take advanced culinary next year and a culinary practicum their senior year. Alia Malik, San Antonio Express-News, "Lanier High School students receive CIA training," 28 Dec. 2017 For students to participate in the EMT class, they are required to attend an informational meeting in January and enroll in the school's health practicum course. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Arrowhead to offer new EMT, computer classes," 18 Dec. 2017 The victim, a student at a Birmingham area college, was doing a practicum at the hospital. Carol Robinson, AL.com, "Former hospital employee charged with sex abuse of student in training," 19 Oct. 2017

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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

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English Language Learners Definition of practicum

: 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

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