Practicum Information

Practicums are an integral part of RMC’s dedication to hands-on, practical learning methods.  As such, practicums are included in the following RMC Programs:

The ECE Certificate contains three separate practicums:

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For more information, please contact the ECE Program coordinator, Janet Webster.

The EA Certificate contains two separate practicums:

  • Practicum 1 (2 weeks) – The initial practicum occurs early in the program, around week 7 or 8.  Students will be in school placements Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 2:30pm.  All students will spend one week in an elementary setting and one week in a secondary setting.The 10-day Observation Practicum offers an opportunity for entry into the classroom and observe EA and teacher interactions with student with diverse needs.  Specific assignments are geared to helping the student to understand the dynamics of the environment and how best to support students.
  • Practicum 2 (4 weeks) – Students will be in school placements Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 2:30pm.  In most cases students can select their preference of an elementary or secondary placement (per availability). The Final Practicum provides students with a full opportunity to engage in the role of an Education Assistant (EA) in a classroom. Students begin by shadowing an EA in their assignment.  With mentorship they, then, take over the role of providing support to the student(s), accordingly. This practicum allows students to experience the full gamut of experiences an Education Assistant may encounter in any given day.  The goal is to allow the student to apply the skills learned during their tenure in the EA program, ensuring that students with diverse needs are fully supported and enabled.

For more information, please contact the EA Program coordinator, Marianne Garrison.