Field education provides an intensive learning environment for bachelor’s and master’s level students. In the community, learning alongside veteran social workers and administrators, our students experience the culmination of their classroom instruction in action for others.
The field experience provides students with the opportunity to build, apply and integrate knowledge from all areas within a practice setting. In addition, field courses provide educationally directed learning experiences for students to explore their professional identity, professional use of self, issues of social and economic justice, issues concerning populations-at-risk, and the ethics and values of the social work profession.
Highlights of the field experience at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work:
- Learn about field placement sites in Austin, in Texas, and out-of-state.
- Master’s students can choose international field placements. Read about recent student experiences in South Africa, Germany, India, and Costa Rica.
- The school maintains a field unit with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services through the Child Welfare Education Collaboration.
- For master’s students interested in working with older adults, the field-based GRACE program provides experience and specialized knowledge in geriatric social work.
If you have questions or want to become an approved agency, please contact the Field Office at 512-471-6207 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org