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Field Practica

Each student will be involved in two field practicum experiences. It is typical that one experience occurs in a rural area and the other in an urban setting.

The final decision regarding a student's practicum setting rests with a BSW Field Education Coordinator.

The procedures associated with setting up and completing field practica and the expectations and evaluation of these experiences are presented in the BSW Field Education Manual (August 2019).

Field Practicum Preparation Seminars

In the semesters prior to their first practicum, students are required to register and participate in six field preparation seminars. These seminars review the field practicum requirements, aid students in writing resumes and preparing for interviews, and discuss ethics, professionalism, and respectful workplaces. Students who do not complete all six seminars may be delayed in starting their practicum.

Orientations for BSW Field Practica (Students)

BSW Field Orientation for Students - First Practicum (Updated Aug. 2019)
BSW Field Orientation for Students - Second Practicum (Updated Nov. 2019)

Orientations for BSW Field Practica (Field Instructors)

BSW Field Orientation for Field Instructors - First Practicum (Updated Aug. 2019)
BSW Field Orientation for Field Instructors - Second Practicum (under construction)

Internship Placement Tracking (IPT)

IPT is our database that students, field instructors, and field education coordinators use prior to and throughout student practica for completion of applications for field practica, student brief resumes, learning contracts, evaluations and more.  BSW IPT ManualIPT Login Page 

How To Become a Field Instructor

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

Field Instructor Course for Social Workers

The School of Social Work offers a non-credit field instructor course on-line, free of charge. Social workers interested in registering for the field instructor course can contact Lisa Muise at the School of Social Work. Check out our information sheet for more details.



School of Social Work

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000