FAQ: What is Practicum?
Updated: Jul 3, 2021
At the McKay school, you have probably heard the word 'Practicum' in classes or conversations with peers. Especially since practicum is a requirement to complete your degree, many students are curious about what exactly practicum entails and their responsibilities as a practicum student. Along with a few assignments, practicum is practice! It's time for those who are preparing to become educators to learn from a mentor teacher and practice teaching in a real classroom. It scaffolds students as they step into the role of an educator.
We made a video that answers some frequently asked questions about practicum. This video is the first of a FAQ series with future videos answering questions about other topics such as student teaching, internships, the fingerprinting process, etc.