Definition of "practicum" [practicum]

  • A school or college course, especially one in a specialized field of study, that is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied theory: advanced practicums in teaching reading. (noun)

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Use "practicum" in a sentence
  • "The practicum is offered for 14-16 hours per week."
  • "She got posted to Geylang Methodist Primary School for her month-long practicum, which is great for her because it is within strolling distance."
  • "She plans to continue volunteering at Grant Elementary School, one of the sites where she completed a practicum, which is a work program organized by the school."