The Clinical Practicum is the culminating experience of the master’s degree in Childhood Literacy and the third in a three-course sequence on related to the diagnosis and teaching of learners who experience literacy difficulties. The course focuses on providing individualized or small-group assessment and instruction to real learners in a supervised clinical situation. Candidates will assess and instruct learners at the early childhood and childhood levels for at least 50 clock hours across the semester, under the supervision of the course instructor. Candidates gain experience with co-planning, co-teaching, peer and supervisor evaluation and debriefing, and parent-teacher interaction/collaboration. The course also includes periodic seminars related to challenges candidates face in planning, assessment, and instruction.