The Practicum is competency-based following the national Educational Leadership Consortium Council (ELCC) and Pennsylvania State standards. It constitutes 90 clock hours in a district office setting on a part-time basis. The practicum is completed in a different semester than the internship and may be started upon completion of two (2) district 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 district office experiences over an extended period of time in diverse settings. The practicum is planned cooperatively with the on-site district level supervisor, and is supervised by university and school district personnel.