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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
September 2, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Qualifications



Practicum Instructors have a Master of Social Work degree and are employed by practicum teaching centres.  They are expected to have at least two years post-MSW full-time work experience, one year of employment within the agency, and to complete the Beginning Practicum Instruction Workshop or an equivalent.  Instructors make a commitment to accept an intern during the time they are taking this program or the calendar year following it.  Participants receive a certificate of completion which may be used toward professional credits if applicable.

Agency-based MSWs usually serve as Practicum Instructors for one or two interns each term.  They are selected as instructors because of their competence and ability to integrate theory and practice.  To be approved as a Practicum Instructor, the agency administrator must be in support of the intern education program and willing to provide the necessary time to permit the Practicum Instructor to undertake this responsibility.