Step 6: Practicum
The EXCEL Center Add-On Practicum provides candidates authentic practice in the new licensure area. Practicum is undertaken after all program requirements are finished including successful completion of coursework and submission of a passing score on the appropriate PRAXIS II content exam, unless permission is otherwise granted.
Tuition for Practicum is due at the end of the semester in which you are enrolled.
Our Add-On candidates bring their own unique combination of work experience and current licenses to the program. They determine their own Add-On Practicum placements, which are generally a three credit* experience and completed “on the job.” This experience requires a total of 60 hours of face-to-face teaching in the developmental level or content area of the desired add-on license. The structure of allotted time may be adjusted to fit individual school schedules and subject offerings.
• Placement Levels (click for more information)
*One credit of Add-On Practicum is available for candidates obtaining an add-on license in secondary broad field sciences and/or music. This experience requires 20 hours of face-to-face teaching in the new content/developmental area.
Forms - and other information
Candidates need to obtain clearance from a district administrator/designee and an endorsement from a licensed school administrator as part of the Add-On Practicum process.
• Forms - Plan and Acknowledgement (click for more information)
• Roles (click for more information)
Varied measures are utilized during the Add-On Practicum experience to both evaluate a candidate’s progress and also to collect data to be used in the on-going process of program improvement. In conjunction with the departments involved in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s teacher preparation programs, the EXCEL Center evaluation instruments are designed to reflect the College of Education and Human Services’ Conceptual Framework (“The Educator as a Caring Intellectual”) and the Wisconsin Educator Standards. If a school district's observation and evaluation forms correspond to the Standards, they may be used in lieu of the University's forms.