prac·​ti·​cum ˈprak-ti-kəm How to pronounce practicum (audio)
: 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 Early childhood degree and certificate students will be able to participate in an internship and practicum site. Tony Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 18 Jan. 2024 For the practicum, students spend one semester working in teams with clients, including U.S. and international government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and businesses, to conduct policy and program analyses. Foreign Affairs, 21 Aug. 2023 This team included 82 Washington Post journalists and staffers, eight independent contributors and four students from the American University-Washington Post practicum program. Joy Sharon Yi, Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2023 These skills are also central to our practicum courses in which students complete deliverables for real clients. Foreign Affairs, 17 July 2023 Very intelligent and well-versed, whereas the other guys on Jocelyn’s team are sort of into the practicum of it. Vulture, 26 June 2023 Understanding past patterns is vital, for instance, in building scenarios for assessing possible futures in our courses on international relations and our practicums with the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate. Foreign Affairs, 5 Jan. 2023 Supporting women leaders to engage and actively participate in practicums can pay dividends. Naba, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 Aguirre's fees per session are as follows: Intake sessions: $200-$275 Individual therapy: $165-$225 Couples therapy: $150-$250 Group therapy: $75 Additionally, Aguirre offers low-cost services through its practicum students. Amy Marschall, Peoplemag, 19 Apr. 2023

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of practicum was in 1874

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“Practicum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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