Definition of practicum in English:


Syllabification: prac·ti·cum
Pronunciation: /ˈpraktikəm

noun (plural practicums)

chiefly North American
  • A practical section of a course of study.
    More example sentences
    • In spring 1994 he failed a graduate student who, he alleges, attended only three of fifteen classes in a practicum education course.
    • In the third semester, students complete studies in career applications and group work, complete a practicum, and continue in the school counseling seminar.
    • This article describes their journey, which I, as a teacher educator with practicum students in the kindergarten classrooms, was fortunate to witness.


early 20th century: from late Latin, neuter of practicus 'practical'.

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