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  • Practicum

This course is designed to engage pre-service teachers in teaching experience at the elementary or secondary school level. Students are placed in a public school for a minimum of 100 hours of participation. During this field experience, students are required to perform several teaching actions and provide corresponding artifacts in their portfolio. This is a supervised field experience. University Clinical Supervisors observe participants in their school settings, assess their performance artifacts and provide seminars to debrief experiences and explore teaching/learning topics. Pre-service teachers work toward meeting the Rhode Island Professional Teaching Standards (RIPTS) in an authentic classroom setting.

Completed application forms for Elementary and Secondary Practicum should be returned to the Field Placement Office, Library, 2nd floor, Room 201.

Praxis Series information and registration can be obtained on the following website:

Questions/concerns about practicum and/or student teaching can be directed to 
Lee Ann Cameron, Coordinator of Field Experiences, at 401-254-5635 or email at or, Sheila McGraw at 401-254-3002, email at