Field Instructors / Agency Mentors - MSW Practicum (SCWK 6917)

How To Become a Field Instructor

To provide field instruction to an MSW student, social workers must have completed an MSW with 2 years post MSW social work employment experience.

Field Instructor Course for Social Workers

This course is offered by the Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE) and is designed specifically for social workers who are or wish to become field instructors. It is intended to provide participants with a firm foundation upon which to build and expand their unique instructional styles. In recognition of the demands on time and the many work and life commitments, the course has been made as concise and engaging as possible. Please contact for details.

Forms to be completed by Field Instructor and Agency Mentor (if applicable) prior to your student's practicum start date. Once completed, these forms can be uploaded to IPT or emailed to

Confirmation of Agreement form (CofA) to host an MSW Field Practicum Student. (Please complete this form once it has been confirmed you will be a field instructor for an MSW student. Select the appropriate semester form below.

Field Instructor / Agency Mentor Information Form (Please complete this form if you are a new field instructor or agency mentor or if there have been changes since submitting this form in the past.)

MSW Field Education Manual

Key Terms and Roles

Field Requirements and Student Responsibilities

Step by Step Guide for Preparing for your Field Practicum

Special Arrangements for Field Practica

Accommodation and Personal Disclosure

Support and Coverage for Students

Learning Contract and Evaluation of MSW Student Learning

Suspension and Termination

CASWE-ACFTS Standards for Accreditation - Guiding Principles

CASWE-ACFTS Standards for Accreditation - Core Learning Objectives

CASWE-ACFTS Standards for Accreditation - Field Education

MSW Field Practicum Information for Field Instructors

MSW Field Practicum Information for Agency Mentors

MSW Field Practicum Information for Field Settings

IPT (Intern Placement Tracking) Resources

Guide to IPT for MSW Field Instructors

IPT Login Page

Tutorial Video: Getting Started with IPT (September 2020)

Tutorial Video: Completing Forms in IPT (September 2020)

Forms and Resources (For Reference Only - Complete in IPT)

Intent to Register in MSW Field Practicum

MSW Field Practicum Learning Contract

Midterm Evaluation of MSW Student Learning

Final Evaluation of MSW Student Learning

Field Instructor Evaluation of Field Practicum