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Field Education in Social Work

Field education provides students with the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom in an organizational setting. 

Practicum placement is a structured self-selection process. Students participate in a planning process designed to help clarify their goals and interests and to assess their readiness to begin practicum. Students are required to attend mandatory practicum planning meetings that are held during the semester prior to starting their first practicum. These meetings assist the student with selection of the practicum site and development of the learning agreement. Students complete an application for the practicum and meet with their assigned faculty advisor to ensure that all academic requirements for starting practicum have been completed. Students are encouraged to attend the annual practicum and career fair to learn about potential placements sites.

To learn more, please visit the BSW and MSW Field Education Program pages.

Field Education Practicum Fair

Social Work Practicum Fair