noun (plural practicums)chiefly North American
A practical section of a course of study.
- 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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