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Field Instructors

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 meet our Field Instruction Standards, they oversee and guide our students in the provision of services to a variety of clients, organizations and communities.

> Learn about the benefits of becoming a Field Instructor

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

Field Instruction Standards

Our Field Instruction Standards outline the qualifications for becoming a field instructor and the expectations for the role. We are always looking to partner with new instructors and organizations. If you are able to meet our Field Instructor Standards, we would love to work with you!

If you would like to offer a practicum placement, please email practicum.fsw@utoronto.ca. 

Remote Field Instruction

The Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) has developed a module to support field instructors in providing supervision remotely. Field instructors offering remote supervision are encouraged to take advantage of this resource.

> Virtual Field Instructor Module [PDF]