The teaching practicum seeks to improve teaching methods and techniques and expand professional skills under the guidance of Teton Science Schools’ graduate faculty. The teaching practicum integrates the foundation of Teton Science Schools, applies coursework content understanding and develops leadership while focusing on the graduate program core competency of skilled educator. The teaching done by graduate students consists of classroom lectures and demonstrations with groups up to 30, as well as field teaching experiences. Teaching is supported through direct mentorship, seminars and debriefs. The teaching practicum is intended to challenge previously held instructional beliefs and nurture an evolving set of skills and instructional identity. Graduate students will teach for eight weeks in Teton Science Schools' Educational Programs. Rotations may include classroom and field teaching and may include ages of fifth through twelfth grades, with at least one team teaching college students.