Field Education operates under the direction of the Director of Field Education. It is charged with planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the field education experiences/outcomes for students enrolled in the BSW and MSW programs. Field Education has responsibility for assessing all potential and continuing field agencies/field educators and working with them to plan internship sites that are educationally appropriate to the curriculum and mutually beneficial to the School and agency.
Field Education staff is responsible for placing students in their field internships. In doing so, students are interviewed and assessed in relation to their readiness for field internship in order to make the most educationally sound match with a field agency.
Field Education is a component of the BSW and MSW explicit and implicit curricula, thus, Field Education staff are members of and engage regularly with the Curriculum Committee, faculty, and Program Directors on the state of field education in the School.