The Office of Practicum Education recognizes the importance of professional working relationships in the classroom and the community. We strive to build mutually beneficial and sustainable community partnerships with agencies in central Texas and beyond.

Our Community Partnership Development Committee works to identify, screen and train new agency partners each year. Our office provides at least 12 hours of training each year to agency-based supervisors (practicum instructors). Faculty liaisons work closely with field instructors to provide support and ongoing consultation in service of the education of our students. 


Online Training

The Steve Hicks School offers online training modules on four special topic areas that are critical for effective field instruction:

  1. Setting the stage for field instruction
  2. Competency-based field instruction: Tools and applications
  3. Educational supervision
  4. Culture, diversity and social justice in field instruction

These training modules are exclusively for Steve Hicks School of Social Work field instructors. CEUs for each module are available. To access the modules, please contact the Office of Practicum Education at

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