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Field Education

Hannah Kuhl"I am amazed at the quality of work that your students provide to the Housing & Community Development department. We have been nationally recognized for their efforts. They bring innovation and a strong work ethic to their projects. We could not do it without their professionalism and passion."
Jeff Wall, Director
Housing & Community Development
City of Waco

For many students, the Field Education component of the BSW and MSW degree requirements is a turning point - one in which passion to serve specific populations is first realized or further heightened. Field is considered the signature pedagogy of social work education.

An average of more than 100 students are placed into area service agencies each year. Field internships provide the opportunity to apply knowledge to work with clients and the systems that impact them. Join us and make a difference.

Placements are available in:
  • public agencies
  • private agencies
  • local hospitals
  • congregations
  • children's homes of different denominations

Fields of interest include:
  • family counseling
  • children's services
  • services to the homeless and poor
  • international social work
  • services to refugees and immigrants
  • grief and hospice services

Fun Field Facts

  • SSW has agreements with over 200 agencies (including agencies in Central Texas, across Texas, nationally, and internationally)
  • BSW and MSW Foundation students intern for 240 hours a semester for a total of 480 hours
  • During the 2012-2013 academic year, out of area internships included:
  • The DFW Area
  • The Houston area
  • Washington, DC
  • Birmingham, AL
  • San Jose, CA
  • Jefferson City, MO
  • Internationally, including Ethiopia, The Philippines, and Uganda