practicum

noun
prac·​ti·​cum | \ ˈprak-ti-kəm How to pronounce practicum (audio) \

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

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Examples of practicum in a Sentence

she got some coaching experience through a 40-hour practicum with the parks department

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The transformative two-week clinical practicum, providing speech and language services at a variety of sites, is offered annually to first-year graduate students as part of the speech-language pathology program. Sam Boyer, cleveland.com, "College Corner, Medina County," 30 Aug. 2019 For the graduate students, the clinic is a practicum that comes near to the end of their time in the McDaniel program. Catalina Righter, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "McDaniel College graduate students assist elementary-schoolers with reading in summer clinic," 12 July 2019 Bel Air, which has had a sister city exchange agreement with Narva since 2014, was instrumental in setting up the trip, which served as the student nurses final practicum. Allan Vought, The Aegis, "Harford Community College nurses, Bel Air officials laud recent Estonia journey," 19 Jan. 2018 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

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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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of practicum

US : 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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