The students are expected to practice the real life of a teacher as well as the academic experience of designing teaching materials. To do so the course is divided into two main parts: school life part and a project part. The course is scheduled for two academic years.
During their teaching certificate studies the students become familiar with the curriculum, didactics aspects, educational psychology, and ways to assess students. All of those aspects become real when the students experience them in real life schools.
The project part is the academic part of the practicum. This part is unique to the Weizmann Institute of Science. The students who are experts in the discipline are expected to design teaching materials for students. Each student will be associated with an expert from the Department of Science teaching, or, from the Davidson Institution to be his/her mentor while developing the material.