The practicum is competency-based following the national Educational Leadership Consortium Council (ELCC) and Pennsylvania State standards. It constitutes 200 clock hours in an elementary or secondary school setting on a part-time basis. (This field experience will be opposite of the internship.) The practicum is completed in a different semester than the internship and may be started upon completion of three (3) building level preparation EDL courses. The practicum provides significant opportunities in the workplace to synthesize and apply the knowledge acquired during the coursework, and to practice and develop the skills identified in the academic program. It requires a variety of substantial in-school experiences over an extended period of time in diverse settings. The practicum is planned cooperatively with on-site building level supervisors, and supervised by university and school personnel.