Research and Practicum in Standards-based Differentiated Instruction This course combines a 50-hour practicum with reporting on the action research project designed in EDUC 500. The practicum will provide experience in teaching students in inclusive settings who learn at a pace and level significantly different from that of their classmates, including but not limited to those with special gifts and talents. The field experience is individualized to meet the needs of particular students; consequently, students must meet with the adviser to plan this experience. Students will propose their individualized experiences through an application process; the application must be submitted by mid-semester prior to the semester during which the student takes the course. Submission of a portfolio showing professional growth and accomplishments also is required.