BSW Field Education

Field Practicums

Each student will be involved in two field practicum experiences. It is typical that one experience occurs in a rural area and the other in an urban setting.

The final decision regarding a student's practicum setting rests with a BSW Field Education Coordinator.

The procedures associated with setting up and completing field practica and the expectations and evaluation of these experiences are presented in the BSW Field Education Manual (December 2020).

Field Practicum Preparation Seminars

In the semesters prior to their first internship, students are required to register and participate in six field preparation seminars. These seminars review the field practicum requirements, aid students in writing resumes and preparing for interviews, and discuss ethics, professionalism, and respectful workplaces. Students who do not complete all six seminars may be delayed in starting their practicum.

COVID-19 Field Practicum Information

Orientations for BSW Field Practica (Students)

Orientations for BSW Field Practica (Field Instructors)

Intern Placement Tracking (IPT)
IPT is our database that students, field instructors, and field education coordinators use prior to and throughout student practica for completion of applications for field practica, student brief resumes, learning contracts, evaluations and more.

How To Become a Field Instructor
To provide field instruction to a BSW student, social workers must have completed a BSW or an MSW with 2 years post-BSW/MSW social work employment experience.

Field Instructor Course for Social Workers
Please contact Lisa Muise at the School of Social Work for details.