Field Education

Field education is an integral part of the social work program at Our Lady of the Lake University. The Worden School of Social Service has established partnerships with an extensive network of public and private social service agencies to provide students with a wide range of opportunities for internships.

What is Field Education

Field Education is a collaboration of the student, field instructor and OLLU faculty liaison. Using the framework established by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, and the guidance from the field instructor and faculty liaison, students complete an education plan and bi-weekly supervisory logs that allow them to chronicle, document and reflect upon their learning activities.

BSW and MSW students work with the staff in the Field Education Office to find placements that align with their goals.

BSW Requirements

BSW students complete 450 hours of field education.

MSW Requirements

MSW Foundation students complete 225 hours per semester over an academic year for a total for 450 hours in the same placement setting. MSW Advanced students complete a 500-hour block placement to fulfill the degree requirements.


For more information on Field Education and the placement process, contact:
Cynthia Squiabro, MSW
Director of Field Education
210-528-6774
csquiabro@ollusa.edu