MSW 2 Year Field Placement

MSW 2-year students (those students without a Bachelor of Social Work) begin the planning process for their field placement upon entry into the MSW program. Please ensure you read the general information about the MSW field placement (practicum). This web page provides information for the 2-year study option. There are two placements in the 2-year program and the information is as follows:

First Year Placement

Core Courses
All core courses with the exception of one course must be completed prior to the start of the placement.

NOTE: attendance in all core courses is mandatory. Students who fail to attend core courses will not be allowed to start their placement.

Social Work 5010 3.0: Introduction to social work theories and critical practice skills part I
Social Work 5020 3.0: social work from charity to social transformation
Social Work 5040 3.0: social welfare and social policy
Social Work 5050 3.0: Understanding organizations for social work practice
Social work 5011 3.0: Introduction to social work theories - Part II (to be taken concurrently with the practicum)
Social Work 5030 3.0: Oppression and intersectionality (to be taken concurrently with the practicum)

Time Requirements
The field placement will begin in the second (Winter) term of the first year of the program. Year 1 students will spend three (3) days per week at the placement site.

The expected term of a placement for MSW 2-year, year 1 students is the first or second week in January to the end of May.

MSW 2-year year 1 placements consist of 550 hours to be completed at the negotiated placement site. Please note Integrative Seminars and orientations are required and NOT included in the 550 hours.

Registration
Please register for the Practicum Course 5310 6.0 (W Term) before the placement starts

Integrative Seminars
Integrative Seminars provide a forum for students to share practicum experiences and discuss common concerns about social work practice in a safe environment. These seminars also provide a forum for reflection and further integration of theory and practice. Integrative Seminars are mandatory, and are planned and delivered by the Faculty Advisors four times over the course of the practicum. If scheduling conflicts or attendance issues arise, students must address these concerns with their respective Faculty Advisor as attendance is mandatory.

Successful completion of the first year placement is a pre-requisite for the second year placement.

Second Year Placement

Core Courses
All core courses with the exception of two courses must be completed prior to the start of the placement.

NOTE: attendance in all core courses is mandatory. Students who fail to attend core courses will not be allowed to start their placement.

    • Social Work 5150.30: Critical Perspectives in Social Work (to be taken concurrently with the practicum in the fall term)
    • Social Work 5250 3.0 Graduate Research Seminar
    • Social Work 5450.30: Practicum Research Seminar (to be taken concurrently with the practicum in the fall and winter term)

Time Requirements
The field placement will begin in the first (Fall) term of the second year. Year 2 students will spend three (3) days per week at the placement site.

The expected term of a placement for MSW 2-year, year 2 students is the first or second week in September to the last week of April..

MSW 2-year year 2 placements consist of 450 hours to be completed at the negotiated placement site. Please note PRS classes and orientations are required and not included in the 450 hours.

Registration
Please register for the Advanced Practicum Course 5350.6 (Y term) before the placement starts

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