Child Welfare Specialization Child Welfare Practicum

Units: 4.5

Hours: 1.5-0-0

Students have a further opportunity to develop, refine and apply generalist practice knowledge, skills, values and ethics while working under supervision in a child and/or youth and/or family serving agency with those who are affected by child welfare law, policy and practice. The practicum is 350 hours.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of SOCW 404A, SOCW 404, SOCW 402.
  • Students must submit an application for practicum approximately two terms in advance of registration in order to ensure adequate time is available for planning and organizing their practicum (see Social Work web site for dates).
  • Students completing a 3.0 unit SOCW 304 practicum must complete a 420 hour SOCW 404A.
  • Social Work accreditation standards require that students spend the hours noted above in practice. Students may be required to complete training prior or during their practicum. Training can only be counted as practicum hours in exceptional circumstances and with the permission of the faculty liaison.
  • A concurrent seminar or approved equivalent will be required.


Pre- or Co-requisites:

Grading: INP, COM, N, F.

Undergraduate course in Social Work offered by the School of Social Work in the Faculty of Human and Social Development.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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