I have taught in the past; can those hours apply to my practicum?

We do require that you complete your practicum hours concurrently with the course.
However, if you have had extensive TEFL/TESOL experience locally or abroad, then you
may have a portion of your practicum hours waived. Teachers can apply 10 hours to
their 20-hour practicum experience from prior experience that meets our practicum
requirements. This experience must have occurred within the last 6 months. They will
address it in the write-up and provide contact information for someone who can verify
those hours, just like all other hours logged for the practicum requirement.