Practicum Placements

Practicum placements

Practicum is a signature pedagogy of social work education. Graduates of the diploma program will have completed two practica over the course of study. These provide students with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the practice of social work. A practicum is a place to begin learning from others and to receive supervision in the development of core skills for competent social work practice. More than 100 agencies in the Calgary area take Mount Royal practicum students.

Learn more about the Social Work Diploma Student Handbook and Practicum Manual.

Practicum requirements

All students will be selected for a practicum on the basis of academic performance, professional suitability, volunteer community service and availability of practicum sites. At the time of practicum, students will be required, at their own expense, to obtain a Police Information Check. It is each practicum agency's decision to accept or reject a student for placement or observation experience based upon the results of police information or other background checks. Since both completion of course requirements and eventual employment in a field of study may be dependent upon the results of such checks, students who have concerns should discuss the matter with the department chair or designate prior to applying for admission.