Field Education Contacts:

Angie Vandenberg
Field Education Coordinator
910 962 2585

Lori Dugan
Asst. Field Education Coordinator
910 962 7416


  • Main Campus BSW & Part-Time MSW Field Instructor Orientation, Wednesday 08/11, 9-11 a.m., MC 1027
  • Onslow Campus BSW & Part-Time MSW Field Instructor Orientation, Monday 08/15, 9-11 a.m., CE 203
  • NASW Liability Insurance due to the field office on Tuesday 08/16
  • First day of classes & field, Wednesday 08/17
  • Labor Day (no classes, field optional), Monday 09/05
  • BSW & Part-Time MSW Field Instructor Orientation, Friday 09/09, 9-11 a.m., MC 1051
  • Onslow Campus BSW & Part-Time MSW Learning Contract Workshop, Wednesday 09/14, 9-11 a.m., BT 101
  • Fall Break (no classes, field optional), Thursday & Friday 10/6-10/7
  • Thanksgiving Break (no classes, field optional), Wednesday-Friday 11/23-11/25
  • Last day of fall semester! Wednesday, 11/30

SSW Field faculty members pose in graduation regalia

About Field Practicum and Field Seminar

Field practicum provides students with opportunities to learn, use, and test social work skills. Placement provides an arena in which the student can test her/himself and her/his commitment to social work attitudes and values, noting both the consistencies and inconsistencies between classroom and agency. In addition, the placement helps the student to increase self-awareness when confronted with situations that challenge her/his attitudes and values.

In order to help bridge the transition from student to worker, there is a weekly integrative, strengths-based seminar that accompanies field placement. Participation in this seminar is a vital component of placement, because it is here that students discuss their field experience. Seminar content is developed around issues which every student experiences and copes with in placement. In addition, there is a series of written and oral assignments. Students should refer to the Field Education Manual for information about course content and criteria for admission into the field practicum courses.

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