Practicum

Practicum

Students in the elementary and secondary education programs complete 700 hours of practice teaching over four practica in the School of Education. The practica are located at the English school boards and some private schools in Quebec. Placements are varied, giving student teachers knowledge about large and small schools, schools with special needs students, schools promoting the early acquisition of French, and adult education centres for students returning to complete schooling. Student practica are monitored and evaluated by associate teachers in the schools and by university supervisors.

Practica at a glance (PDF)

Practice Teaching Handbook 2016-2017 (PDF)

Student Travel

Guidelines for Student travel requisition form

1.  EDU 215/216 Reflective Practicum

Travel expenses:  Only pre-authorized travel expenses allowed.  Carpool drivers will be reimbursed according to the School of Education’s Travel Claim Grid.  Each passenger is expected to pay the driver .05 cents a kilometre to a maximum of $6.00 per day (trip).

Claims must be submitted by December 16, 2016 and April 14, 2017.

2.  EDU 328/329 Professional Practice Practicum

Travel expenses: Only pre-authorized travel expenses allowed.  Carpool drivers will be reimbursed according to the School of Education’s Travel Claim Grid.  Each passenger is expected to pay the driver .05 cents a kilometre to a maximum of $6.00 per day (trip).  Bus passes will be reimbursed only for expenses over and above $6.00 per day.  Receipts are required.

Student teachers placed at school boards outside the local area are reimbursed once at the amount of $0.20/km to cover travel to the placement and once at the rate of $0.20/km to return to Bishop’s after the placement. Carpooling is required.  Students requesting a placement in their home community outside the Eastern Townships however, will not be reimbursed for their travel to and from their home at the beginning and end of the practicum.

Pre-authorized Accommodation:  Paid for second accommodation only at rate of $60 per week, in exceptional circumstances.  No food expenses are included.  No reimbursements are provided for students living with family.  Proof needed: original signed receipt from the landlord; proof of second rent (e.g. copy of lease).  Claim must be pre-authorized.

Claims must be submitted by April 25, 2017.

3.  EDU 428/429 Internship Practicum (including Internship of 13 weeks, November host school visit)

Travel expenses: Only pre-authorized travel expenses allowed.  Carpool drivers will be reimbursed according to the School of Education’s Travel Claim Grid.  Each passenger is expected to pay the driver .05 cents a kilometre to a maximum of $6.00 per day (trip).  Bus passes will be reimbursed only for expenses over and above $6.00 per day. Receipts are required.

Student teachers placed at school boards outside the local area are reimbursed once at the amount of $0.20/km to cover travel to the placement and once at the rate of $0.20/km to return to Bishop’s after the placement. Students requesting a placement in their home community outside the Eastern Townships however, will not be reimbursed for their travel to and from their home at the beginning and end of the practicum.  Carpooling is required.

Pre-authorized Accommodation:  Paid for second accommodation only at rate of $60 per week, in exceptional circumstances. No food expenses are included. No reimbursements are provided for students living with family.  Proof needed: original signed receipt from the landlord; proof of second rent (e.g. copy of lease.)  Claim must be pre-authorized.

Claims must be submitted by April 25, 2017.

4.   General

  1. Only pre-authorized expenses will be allowed.
  2. No reimbursement without receipts.
  3. All expense claims must be signed by the student teacher.
  4. If a student teacher is carpooling with a teacher already employed at the school, the student teacher is not eligible for expense claims.

Please note that rates may be subject to revision.

Travel Claim Grid (PDF)

Student travel requisition form (Excel sheet)