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SWKD 896. Social Work Teaching Practicum. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 practicum hours. 3 credits. Enrollment is restricted to students who have completed all required course work. The purpose of this required teaching practicum is to prepare future social work educators through a mentored classroom teaching experience. Students will work directly with a full-time faculty member who is teaching a baccalaureate- or master’s-level course, either face-to-face or online. While there will be some standardized requirements, the practicum is individually tailored to enhance students’ preparation for teaching based on an assessment of their prior teaching experience and skills, as well as current interests. Students will devote approximately 10 hours per week to the practicum and will also participate in a bi-monthly seminar to facilitate and support their development and learning. Graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory/fail.