School Library Media Practicum Overview
This website will provide instructions to help you prepare to complete your practicum experience. You will receive a syllabus and instructions for all assignments when you register for the course.
About the Practicum
Practicum is the culminating experience for the Instructional Technology School Library Media Certification Program. Candidates with Georgia teacher certification should enroll in FRIT 7734 - Practicum in School Library Media (3 credit hours). Candidates who do not have Georgia teacher certification and are seeking initial certification should enroll in FRIT 7765 - Clinical Practice in School Library Media (6 credit hours). To be eligible to take practicum, you need to be in your final semester in the program unless you are completing your program of study electives during the summer. This course requires that you apply the content, skills and knowledge from FRIT 7231-Instructional Design, FRIT 7233-Selection and Development of Digital Tools and Resources, FRIT 7234-Information Fluency and Inquiry Learning, FRIT 7235-Digital Learning Environments, FRIT 7331 - Leadership of the School Library Media Program, and FRIT 7332 - The School Library Literacy Environment.
The practicum course is a different experience from the other courses in the Instructional Technology program. The course requires a high level of independence as you are transitioning from student to instructional technology specialist. The practicum course does not introduce new instructional content. Rather, all of the activities require that you synthesize course skills and knowledge from previous coursework and apply it to a new situation. There will not be instruction of new content in this course.
School Library Media Practicum Faculty
Each semester, the faculty members listed below will teach FRIT 7734 and/or FRIT 7765, the practicum courses for future school library media specialists.
Updated August 11, 2018 by Dr. Stephanie A. Jones, Associate Professor of Instructional Technology, Georgia Southern University.