The Mount Royal University BSW Program adheres to the Accreditation Standards set forth by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education Canadienne pour la formation en travail social (CASWE-ACFTS). “Field education is considered a central component of social work education because the integration of knowledge, values and skills in the context of field education is a critical and distinctive aspect of social work education. The purpose of field education is to connect the theoretical/conceptual contributions of the academic setting with the practice setting, enabling the student to acquire practice skills that reflect the learning objectives for students identified in the Standards. Each program may vary its delivery of the field education component according to the nature and objectives of program and the influences of its university and local context.” The CASWE requires students to complete a minimum of 700 hours of practicum (not including seminar hours) in order to graduate with a BSW in Canada. (CASWE, Standards for Accreditation, August 2014). Please visit CASWE for additional information.