The practicum is an orientation to schools (with a focus on the broader school community) and classroom practice.
The length of the practicum is 20 days in class, additionally 2-5 observation days are provided for the opportunity to meet your Associate Teacher and become oriented to the school. Dependent upon time requirement specified by the Ontario College of Teachers, you may need to take multiple practicums. The practicum involves teacher candidates observing and teaching classes, exploring broader school themes and issues, and assessing /reflecting on their aptitude for and commitment to teaching as a career.
You will have the same experience as a teacher candidate in a Master of Teaching program at OISE. Click to view the Master of Teaching Practicum website for important information, including forms and templates to be used during your practicum.