For Field Instructors

Please email the Practicum Office at if you would like

to offer a practicum placement.


Quick Links (for all field instructors)


Field Instruction Standards

Addressing Challenges in Supervision

Year 1 Field Instructors: Interview & Matching schedule 2019-2020 (coming soon)

Year 2 Field Instructors: Interview & Matching Schedule 2019-2020

For Indigenous Trauma and Resiliency ITR Field Instructors


Risk Reduction and Student Safety

Student safety is of paramount concern.  The Checklist I: Practicum Safety and Learning and  Checklist II Practicum Learning and Reflection have been developed to assist the field instructor and student with key components for the practicum.


Sample Evaluation – Direct Practice

Sample Evaluation – Indirect Practice

Instructions for completing student practicum evaluations on the Practicum Administration System (PAS)

The Practicum is one of the most important elements in the education of future social workers. It’s where Master of Social Work students apply their in-class knowledge to practice and develop important skills, in real-world settings.

Field Instructors play a vital role in our students’ education and training. As experienced social workers who adhere to Field Instruction Standards, they oversee and guide our students in the provision of services to a variety of clients, organizations and communities.

Watch Professor Rob MacFadden speak about the impact of field education on social work practice: 

Our reputation 

In the 2018 Times Higher Education (see 2018 THE ranking), the University of Toronto maintained its 22nd position, tied this time with the National University of Singapore. U of T also remained the top Canadian university for the eighth year in a row and in the top 10 of publicly funded universities worldwide.

The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work ranks first among schools of social work in Canada and fifth in North America, recognized for its research productivity.

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Excellence in Field Education Awards – 100th Anniversary Celebration

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For Year 1 Field Instructors

Professor Marion Bogo has developed a 13 ½ minute video for Year 1 Field Instructors to explain the relationship between the first semester courses, Elements in Social Work and Social Work Laboratory, and Practicum I. The video is available at

Bridging Class and Practicum_ Competencies complements the video.

Interprofessional Education Materials

IPE Tip Sheet for Field Instructors

IPE Activity 1 – Participation in Interprofessional Team Education

IPE Activity 2 – Interviewing Shadowing a Team Member

IPE Activity 3 – Participation in Team Meetings

Link to Resource Room

Other Resources

Ellen Katz – Five Minute Mindfulness Practice

Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk 2014:50(4)