Social Work Field Education
According to the Council on Social Work Education, field education is the ‘signature pedagogy’ of social work education.
The first introduction to field education for Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) students is through the course SOCW 350 Field Experience, where students have the opportunity to learn about aspects of working with people in human services settings. At the culmination of the BSW program, students then participate in SOCW 475 Practicum, where students have the opportunity to apply theory to practice, while also developing knowledge, skills and values for ethical practice.
Graduate students also participate in field education in their Master of Social Work (MSW) field practicums.
Social work students are able to complete their field education experiences at affiliated agencies throughout the region and a Winona State Social Work faculty and an agency Field Instructor are assigned to each student to provide guidance and structured supervision throughout the Field Experience and Practicum experiences.