Perhaps no part of the curriculum provides as intensive a learning environment as the field education sequence for bachelors and masters level students. In the community, learning alongside veteran social workers and administrators our students experience the efficacy of their learning in action for others.
The objective of the field program is to develop practitioners who are strongly identified with the social work profession and its values and who are committed to self-evaluation and life-long professional growth. The field sequence is a distinct and integral part of the curriculum providing students with the opportunity to build, apply and integrate knowledge from all areas of the curriculum within a practice setting. In addition, the field sequence 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. The School has placement settings in Austin, in Texas, out-of-state, and Internationally. It also maintains a field unit, the Title IV-E Child Welfare Education Collaboration with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
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