The Children’s Ministries Institute utilizes practicums as an assessment mechanism in many of its courses. These practicums enable students to put into practice the course theory in a controlled environment before using the methods with children in a classroom or one-on-one setting.
This practicum process parallels the process used for on campus students and will ensure the academic integrity of the practicum time for online students. In online courses, outside proctors must be secured that can observe these student practicums and provide feedback to the online instructor.
Proctors can assume that each practicum meeting will take an hour to an hour and a half of their time from start to finish. This includes both the student presentation as well as filling out and submitting the associated paperwork.
Arrangements for each practicum (location, time, etc) will need to be made. The student will contact you to make these arrangements.
The form below will provide a template for you to record the details for each practicum time. This document can be printed or saved to your computer.
For Teaching Children Effectively Level 1, three practicums will be required. These practicums must take place during certain weeks of the student’s course. While it should be at a time that is convenient for both the proctor and student, it is recommended that they be completed towards the end of each week. This will give the student ample time to practice for the practicum.
Needed practicums and dates:
- Memory Verse Practicum – During Week 3 (February 2-8, 2021)
- Wordless Book Practicum – During Week 5 (February 16-22, 2021)
- Bible Lesson Practicum – During Week 10 (March 23-29, 2021)
Details for each of the three practicums may be located by clinking on these web links (Memory Verse Practicum, Wordless Book Practicum, and Bible Lesson Practicum). Be sure to go to each one and read instructions, watch the demonstration videos and download the needed forms prior to each practicum time.
Proctors may charge a $10 fee for each practicum that is proctored in order to off-set any expenses that may occur. This payment should be worked out with the student at the beginning of the course. The Children’s Ministries Institute will not be responsible for paying proctor fees.