About Field Education

Field Education is a distinct yet vital component of our social work degree programs. Field education is designed to provide mutually supportive and positive learning environments that cultivate leadership, increase knowledge, develop and refine skills, and strengthen social work values in preparation for professional practice.

Students have the opportunity to work directly with social work professionals who are eager to mentor students in connecting the theoretical and conceptual contributions of the classroom with the practical world of social work practice settings.  Our field program offers students a diverse array of practice opportunities in over 300 sites, including specialized placement sites for MSW students in our clinical, child welfare, school, and military certificates, and our integrated behavioral health (IBH) and substance use disorder (SUD) cognates. 

Our faculty, staff, and agency field instructors are committed to developing outstanding social work professionals — leaders who will serve individuals, families, and communities through innovative and effective practices that are guided by cultural competency, systematic ethical analysis, and a keen and pragmatic understanding of the human condition.