School practice is an integral component of teacher training. It provides student teachers with an opportunity to experience the actual teaching-learning process and better understanding of the teaching profession.
Who is Involved?
All students pursuing Bachelor of Arts with Education or Bachelor of Science with Education are expected to undergo supervised school practice twice during the study programme. It is done at the end of every academic year, from June to August, by second-year and third-year students.
What we do during School Practice
- We have standardised assessment tools used by supervisors from the University and the Administration of the schools where students are placed for practice.
i) Out of the total score, the University supervisors’ assessment takes 80% while the school assessment takes 20%.
ii) Schools assess student teachers’ involvement in the school activities which include: participation in sports, duty, assembly, supervision of tests and examinations, time management, conduct, and interpersonal skills.
- Student teachers are expected to keep at schools until the end of the practice duration determined by the University.
- For easy management, the School Practice Coordination Committee encourages student teachers to seek placement in schools located in the following areas: Kampala, Masaka Municipality, Mbarara, Bushenyi, Kasese, Ibanda, Kamwenge, Fort Portal, Rukungiri, Ntungamo, Kanungu, Kabale and Kisoro.