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Fourth-year Placement - SWP 51A/B Field Practicum

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Your fourth-year field practicum (SWP 51A/B) is the next critical step on your path to becoming a professional social worker. You will  build on the knowledge and skills you learned in your previous placement by more actively providing social work services to individuals, families, groups and communities. To help you prepare for the field, you will develop a professional identity and approach to practice.

If you’ve been admitted to the Full-time Four Year program, consult the information below for your fourth year field placement options.

Regular Placement:

  • Term: Fall/Winter
  • Duration: September to April
  • Days/week: Two (typically Wednesdays and Thursdays)
  • Hours/week: 14-16
  • Total hours: 364

Out-of-country/province Placement:**

  • Term: Spring/Summer
  • Duration: May to July/August
  • Days/week: Four to five
  • Hours/week: 28 to 35
  • Total hours: 364

Block Placement:*

  • Term: Spring/Summer
  • Duration: May to July/August
  • Days/week: Four to five
  • Hours/week: 28 to 35
  • Total hours: 364

Work Study Placement:*

  • Term: Fall/Winter
  • Duration: September to April
  • Days/week: Two (typically Wednesdays and Thursdays)
  • Hours/week: 14-16
  • Total hours: 364

Work Study Placement:*

  • Term: Spring/Summer
  • Duration: May to July/August
  • Days/week: Four to five
  • Hours/week: 28 to 35
  • Total hours: 364

* You can access block placements and work study placements if you work in the social service sector. These options involve an application process. Additional information is available in thePDF file BSW Field Education Manual.

** These options involve an application process. Additional information is available in thePDF file BSW Field Education Manual.

If you’ve been admitted to the Full-time Advanced Standing to Second Year program, consult the information below for your fourth-year placement options.

Regular placement:

  • Term: Fall/Winter
  • Duration: September to April
  • Days/week: Two (typically Wednesdays and Thursdays)
  • Hours/week: 14-16
  • Total hours: 364

Out-of-country/province placement:**

  • Term: Spring/Summer
  • Duration: May to August
  • Days/week: Four to five
  • Hours/week: 28 to 35
  • Total hours: 364

Block placement:*

  • Term: Spring/Summer
  • Duration: May to August
  • Days/week: Four to five
  • Hours/week: 28 to 35
  • Total hours: 364

Work study placement:*

  • Term: Fall/Winter
  • Duration: September to April
  • Days/week: Two (typically Wednesdays and Thursdays)
  • Hours/week: 14-16
  • Total hours: 364

Work study placement:*

  • Term: Spring/Summer
  • Duration: May to August
  • Days/week: Four to five
  • Hours/week: 28 to 35
  • Total hours: 364

* You can access block placements and work study placements if you work in the social service sector. These options involve an application process. Additional information is available in thePDF file BSW Field Education Manual [PDF].

** These options involve an application process. Additional information is available in thePDF file BSW Field Education Manual [PDF].

If you’ve been admitted to the Part-Time Advanced Standing to Third Year program, consult the table below for your fourth-year field placement options.

Regular placement:

  • Term: Fall/Winter
  • Duration: September to April
  • Days/week: Two (typically Wednesdays and Thursdays)
  • Hours/week: 14-16
  • Total hours: 364

Out-of-country/province placement:**

  • Term: Spring/Summer
  • Duration: May to August
  • Days/week: Four to five
  • Hours/week: 28 to 35
  • Total hours: 364

Block placement:*

  • Term: Spring/Summer
  • Duration: May to August
  • Days/week: Four to five
  • Hours/week: 28 to 35
  • Total hours: 364

Work study placement:*

  • Term: Fall/Winter
  • Duration: September to April
  • Days/week: Two (typically Wednesdays and Thursdays)
  • Hours/week: 14-16
  • Total hours: 364

Work study placement:*

  • Term: Spring/Summer
  • Duration: May to August
  • Days/week: Four to five
  • Hours/week: 28 to 35
  • Total hours: 364

* You can access block placements and work study placements if you work in the social service sector. These options involve an application process. Additional information is available in thePDF file BSW Field Education Manual [PDF].

** These options involve an application process. Additional information is available in thePDF file BSW Field Education Manual [PDF].

If you’ve been admitted to the Part-time Third Year FNTI-Ryerson Collaborative Program, consult the table below for your fourth-year field placement options.

Regular placement:

  • Term: Fall/Winter
  • Duration: September 2022 to April 2023
  • Days/week: Two (typically Wednesdays and Thursdays)
  • Hours/week: 14-16
  • Total hours: 364

Work study placement:*

  • Term: Fall/Winter
  • Duration: September 2022 to April 2023
  • Days/week: Two (typically Wednesdays and Thursdays)
  • Hours/week: 14-16
  • Total hours: 364

* You can access work study placements if you work in the social service sector. This option involve an application process. Additional information is available in the PDF fileBSW Field Education Manual.