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Information for Field Educators & Liaisons

Field Education Reception, 2016 Outstanding Field Educator Nominees

Field Education is an integral part of the overall MSW curriculum.

Students complete this component of their social work education through participation in supervised field placement experiences at agencies or institutions that have entered into a contractual arrangement with the School of Social Work. The School is affiliated with over 600 agencies, some with multiple sites, providing a variety of social work settings.

Field Education provides students with the opportunity to integrate and apply the social work theories, skills and values they are learning via coursework in a practice setting. It allows for this foundation of knowledge to come alive with real life experiences.

Field placement provides a significant forum for the student’s socialization into the social work profession. All candidates for the MSW degree are required to successfully complete the field placement requirements.