Practicum: A school or college course, especially one in a specialized field of study that is designed to give candidates supervised practical application of previously studied theory.
The purpose of this course is to prepare candidates for the 21s t Century Schools so that they can meet the cognitive, affective and academic needs of the students. The course requires candidates to document through personal and work experiences the application of theory to practice using the professional standards for education leaders as reference. Additionally, this course is designed to give candidates who have not acquired the various skills mentioned above the opportunity to practice and reflect on them. Students are required to engage and document e.g., visioning exercise, curriculum design, observation cycle, co-teaching, professional development, technology planning etc.The class activities and assignments are designed to further the candidates understanding of teaching, learning, and leading 21s t Century schools.