SW 551 Field Instruction II

4 credits

SW 551 is the second semester of your foundation year practicum.

The practicum consists of:

  • An on-site supervised field placement at area agency or institution.

Your placement must be successfully completed in both semesters (SW 550 and SW 551) in order to receive credit for the Foundation Field Education Placement. A minimum of 420 hours are required to complete Field Instruction I and II (165 clock hours for Field Instruction I and 255 clock hours for Field Instruction II).

If you receive a grade below B- in 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.