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Field Education

PSU School of Social Work Statewide Field Team

Welcome to Field Education

The School of Social Work endorses the principle that field education is the "signature pedagogy" of social work education and requires that all students have training experiences in professionally supervised, educationally-based field placements.  We recognize the need for high-quality field placements which can provide a range of learning experiences focused on the developing professional.

The purpose of field education is to provide students with an opportunity to increase competence in social work skills and professional values in actual service settings.  The total curriculum of the School encourages students to integrate theory, knowledge, values, and skills learned in the classroom and in field in order to demonstrate professional social work competencies.