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Prepracticum Requirement

Several courses that are required for teacher licensure have a prepracticum requirement. Students work in a school or community-based learning organization for three to four hours per week, and may be asked to tutor to fulfill this requirement and gain practice as a teacher.

Students will reflect on the topics covered in the corresponding course, possibly write journals or reflection papers regarding your time there and get an introduction to different learning environments.

Participating Schools

We use the local area public and private schools, such as the Smith College Campus School, as well as community-based learning sites, such as the ESL program at the Jones Library and Homework House in Holyoke.