The required practicum provides an opportunity for learners to apply the theory and knowledge gained in coursework by engaging in new projects and experiences in professional settings.
Students must have a qualified practicum supervisor and all practicum projects require approval by the Practicum Office.
The required courses in each field are the prerequisite courses to the practicum; therefore a practicum cannot be undertaken until all required courses have been completed. There may be mandatory activities during the required practicum; consult the field specific practicum manual for more details.
Throughout the practicum, it is essential for learners to reflect on and record their experiences and to engage in regular discussions with their practicum supervisor about their practicum progress.
The practicum evaluation is based on 1) the student’s 3-4 page scholarly, analytical and reflective report based on the overall experience 2) a (poster) presentation to their classmates 3) the practicum deliverable, product, journal or report 4) the student’s evaluation form and 5) the supervisor’s evaluation form.
Consult the field specific practicum manual for more details on the required practicum.