SW 550 Field Instruction I

3 credits

The practicum consists of two components:

  1. An on-site supervised field placement at area agencies or an institution.
  2. A foundation field integrative seminar held at the University at Buffalo or, per prior arrangement by the instructor, at a community based agency.

These two components must be successfully completed in both semesters in order to receive credit for the Foundation Field Education Placement. A minimum of 434 clock hours (420 on-site hours) is required to complete Field Instruction I and II (171 clock hours for Field Instruction I and 263 clock hours for Field Instruction II).

If you receive a grade below B- inĀ SW 520 Interventions I or SW 505 Theories of Human Behavior and Development, you cannot continue into SW 551 and will need to repeat SW 520 or SW 505 (or both), together with SW 550 the following Fall. You will have to re-register in SW 550 the following Fall and complete a full foundation placement of 420 hours.