Redefining what's possible.
Welcome to the School of Social Work Field Education Program.
Field Education is the signature pedagogy of social work education. This is the central environment where students integrate the intellectual contribution of the classroom and practice experience -- the integration of theory and practice.
Field Education allows students a supervised and supportive learning opportunity where they can master and synthesize social work knowledge, values and skills. We work closely with community agencies and organizations to ensure there is consistent content that complements classroom theory and research with students’ practice experiences.
Our goal is to facilitate the mastery of competencies and practice behaviors to support the goal of independent autonomous practice. Your field education experience is the cornerstone of your professional social work education.
2013-2014 Field Education Kickoff
The Field Education Kick-Off facilitates the integration of theory and practice for the academic year 2013-2014 by bringing faculty and practicum instructors together.
The theme is "Dialogue Across Differences: Tools to Engage with Students" The speakers will be Professor, Biren "Ratnesh" Nagda, Affiliate Associate Professor, Wendy Lustbader and Professor & Director of SDRG, Dr. Richard F. Catalano. Attendees will receive 6 CEU credits. Also, please read the biographies for the speakers. The detailed agenda to come the week of September 2nd.
Leon T. Preston
Director of Field Education