Social Work You are IN
Having completed coursework for Field instruction, students register for SWR360 Field Practicum Planning Seminar which is taught each winter semester. SWR360 in which they are made acquainted with expectations, strategies, and resources for the successful completion of the upcoming two-semester internship. The internship takes place during the subsequent fall and winter semesters of their senior year of academic standing. Before completing SWR360, prospective senior interns will have made themselves acquainted with the internship agencies affiliated with the University and, together with the Field Coordinator and the Liaison, students will select an agency where they wish to complete their internship. Subsequent to interviewing with and being accepted by an affiliated agency, they are assigned to said agency and begin their Field Instruction the ensuing Fall semester.
Students will complete 220 field education hours per semester to total 440 hours for their field education during their senior year. Students typically average 16 hours per week with their field agency in order to meet the required 220 hours during the course of the semester.
Strength Finders Information Gallup’s StrengthsFinder 2.0 is an integral part of our Social Work program. However, learning your Strengths and living from your Strengths are keys to your success in all areas of your life. We embrace a strengths-based philosophy of learning, professional practice, and leadership development. Many of our Social Work classes will integrate strengths based perspective.
Simply put: Talent + Knowledge + Skills = Strength
Helpful Resources for Field Education Students