Students practice teaching with assistance and supervision from school personnel and CLD faculty.
The practicum is done in a regularly scheduled classroom setting (not as an individual tutorial). It may be completed in a team-teaching or shared arrangement with an experienced ESL instructor or under the supervision of an experienced ESL instructor at the educational institution of the on-site supervisor.
You are encouraged to identify a site that is convenient for you at a level and age that interests you; however, if you need help in this initial stage, please consult the CLD coordinator. Since the practicum is an opportunity for you to apply the knowledge and skills you've developed in CLD courses, the practicum is typically completed as the last course requirement (but before the comprehensive exams for M.A. candidates). Any variations in this must be approved by the CLD coordinator.
The Immaculata CLD practicum supervisor may vary depending on specific scheduling and location considerations and your particular preferences. The CLD coordinator, in consultation with CLD faculty members and you, will approve the final assignment of the Immaculata supervisor.