Social Work Field Education, a vital component of undergraduate professional education, provides students the opportunity to work in a variety of social service agency settings, applying social work knowledge, values, and skills learned in the classroom. Under the supervision of experienced practitioners, students assume responsibilities of a beginning-level social worker in providing services to clients.
In this endeavor, the College and the agency become partners in planning and carrying out an educational experience that will enhance the student's professional development. The College provides overall structure and supervision, and the agency provides time, personnel, and other resources for the ongoing planning, monitoring and supervision of student activities. Clearly, it is only with this continued active partnership between the social service community, the College, and the student that we are able to accomplish the goal of preparing students for professional practice.
Field Instruction is carefully planned and structured according to purposes and commitments, which are clearly understood by all participants.
A partnership with the Social Work Field Education Program ensures on-going communication and personal attention to the placement experience. This includes a personalized placement matching program between agency focus and student's interests, regular on-site visits, and a comprehensive professional evaluation process.
The Agency Questionnaire is to be completed by new agencies who are committed to partnering with the Social Work Field Education program. The link will take you to an agency profile questionnaire which will enable Social Work Field faculty to match your needs with the students.
Additional field forms and documents can be found at:
Duluth Campus: Michelle Robertson 218-723-7018 firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Paul campus: Richard Coleman 651-403-8631 email@example.com
Brainerd campus: Tracy Jeremiason 218-855-8004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bois Forte/FDLTCC campus: Cindy Donner 218-625-4924 email@example.com