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Field Education


Field education is an integral part of the social work program at OLLU. 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 educational 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.

Field Education Forms and Resources 

BSW Requirements and Resources

BSW students complete 450 hours of field education.

MSW Requirements and Resources

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

Field Education Team Contact Information

Santos Vargas
On-campus BSW and MSW students in San Antonio and RGV
svargas@ollusa.edu

Jessica Nickerson
Online MSW Students
jnickerson@onlineprograms.ollusa.edu

Jessica Tafolla
Field Education Coordinator
210-528-7142
fielded@ollusa.edu

Jacob Sanchez
Director of Field Education
210-528-6844
jlsanchez@ollusa.edu

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