Field Education


Beginning the week of May 7, 2018, the Field Education Office will have modified office hours for our Field Coordinators. Please see our contact page for more details.


Field education is an integral part of the social work curriculum for the BASW and MSW Programs. In 2008, and reaffirmed in 2015, the Council on Social Work Education designated Field Education as the Signature Pedagogy where the classroom and the field integrate. Click to view the new CSWE Competencies.

Students participate in experiential and integrative learning in affiliated community organizations so that they can apply to real life practice situations what they have learned in the classroom. This experience additionally prepares students for the professional position they will assume in the marketplace after graduation. Students learn under the supervision of a qualified field instructor and with the support of a field advisor and liaison from the School of Social Work. 

The information on this Web site is to assist students and field instructors as they prepare for, engage in, and complete the field placement experience. There is also information for those who would like to consider becoming an affiliated site or a potential field instructor.

Students may begin the process of obtaining a field placement by browsing the online field directory.