Field Education

SSWA 2012-13 Leadership Training & Planning Retreat 1All BSSW and MSW students must engage in extensive field practicum education as a way of integrating the practice of social work and classroom learning. BSSW students are required to successfully complete 450 hours of field education during their senior year. Two-year Regular Program MSW students must complete 450 hours of field practicum in both years of their program. Advanced Standing students (those with BSW or BSSW degrees from CSWE-accredited programs) must complete 450 hours of field over the course of one year.

Students are placed in a variety of public and private field practicum sites that focus on mental health, child protection, community organizing/advocacy, substance abuse, disabilities, health, and homelessness. Students admitted to our programs meet with the Director of Field Education to select the most appropriate field site. A Field Roster of agency placements is available for student perusal.

For more information, contact Barbara Carter, MSSW, Director of Field Education at bcarter@spalding.edu or 502-585-9911 x2195.