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Field Education

BSW Field Students on the Move

Field Education is the “heart of social work education” and is vital for preparation of future professional social workers. It is what many experts believe the life blood of social work education, and its signature pedagogy “guided experiential learning” experience. The field learning program connects the theoretical and conceptual contributions of the classroom with the practice setting, fostering the implementation of evidence-informed practice. The purpose of field is to provide, through the community-agency-school relationship, practice opportunities with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations.


We currently have over 100 community-partner agencies in the Hampton-Roads area, and 80 students in field practicum. Our students are involved in diverse activities in the agencies; and we will spot light students in our field agencies beginning January through May, the theme is “BSW Field Students on the Move”. BSW Field students should contact the BSW Field Director for more information.