Practicum Courses

A practicum is generally defined as an advanced level course, often in a specialized field of study, where the student has an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills he or she is learning in class to a work experience. The work experience can be either paid or unpaid. In Texas public schools, a practicum is a capstone experience for high school students participating in a coherent sequence of career and technical education courses.

Each of the sixteen Career Clusters has at least one corresponding practicum course with the exception of the Finance cluster (Subchapter F) which uses the Practicum in Business Management as its practicum.  The Information Technology cluster (Subchapter K) uses Research in Information Technology Solutions as a practicum for students pursuing careers in Information Technology.

The following is a list of all of the practicum courses with links to their TEKS:

Subchapter A – §130.25 Practicum in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2-3 credits)
Subchapter B – §130.45 Practicum in Interior Design (2-3 credits)
Subchapter B – §130.48 Practicum in Architectural Design (2-3 credits)
Subchapter B – §130.62 Practicum in Construction Management (2-3 credits)
Subchapter C – §130.87 Practicum in Audio/Video Production (2-3 credits)
Subchapter C – §130.90 Practicum in Graphic Design and Illustration (2-3 credits)
Subchapter C – §130.95 Practicum in Fashion Design (2-3 credits)
Subchapter C – §130.98 Practicum in Printing and Imaging Technology (2-3 credits)
Subchapter D – §130.122 Practicum in Business Management (2-3 credits)
Subchapter E – §130.145 Practicum in Education and Training (2-3 credits)
Subchapter F – §130.122 Finance uses Practicum in Business Management (2-3 credits)
Subchapter G – §130.190 Practicum in Local, State, and Federal Government (2-3 credits)
Subchapter H – §130.205 Practicum in Health Science (2-3 credits)
Subchapter I – §130.227 Practicum in Culinary Arts (2-3 credits)
Subchapter I – §130.229 Practicum in Hospitality Services (2-3 credits)
Subchapter J – §130.250 Practicum in Human Services (2-3 credits)
Subchapter K – §130.280 Research in Information Technology Solutions (2-3 credits)
Subchapter L – §130.301 Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2-3 credits)
Subchapter M – §130.330 Practicum in Manufacturing (2-3 credits)
Subchapter N – §130.348 Practicum in Marketing Dynamics (2-3 credits)
Subchapter O – §130.374 Practicum in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (2-3 credits)
Subchapter P – §130.404 Practicum in Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (2-3 credits)