The Council on Social Work Education describes Field Education as the “signature pedagogy” in social work education. Field Education is fundamental to both our BASW and MSW programs. The ability to apply academic knowledge to actual conditions in the community is distinctive to the field of social work. The academic experience is enriched, as is the field experience, both are necessary for real learning to take place.
Students can gain perspective and understanding of the challenges and benefits of authentic partnership with community agencies and tribal programs. Many students state that their field experience and their relationship with their internship supervisor was the most important factor in their professional development.
There are over one hundred on-going field placements available in the Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity, and Mendocino region.