Field Education Contacts:

Angie Vandenberg
Field Education Coordinator
910 962 2585

Lori Dugan
Interim Asst. Field Education Coordinator
910 962 7416


  • January 11: First day of classes and internships
  • January 18: MLK Holiday (field optional).
  • January 22: Onslow County Safety Panel
    Location: BT 101
    Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • January 27: BSW Main Campus Field Fair
    Location: MC 1051
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • February 1: MSW Learning Contract Workshop
    Location: MC 1051
    Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • February 1: BSW Onslow Campus Juniors Field Fair
    Location: CE Building 201 & 203
    Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • March 7-11: Spring break (field optional).
  • March 24-25: State holiday (field optional).
  • April 15: Main Campus Annual Field Luncheon
    Location: Warwick Center Ballroom
    Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • April 27: Last day of classes and field.

SSW Field faculty members pose in graduation regalia

About Field Practicum and Field Seminar

Field practicum provides students with opportunities to learn, use, and test social work skills. Placement provides an arena in which the student can test her/himself and her/his commitment to social work attitudes and values, noting both the consistencies and inconsistencies between classroom and agency. In addition, the placement helps the student to increase self-awareness when confronted with situations that challenge her/his attitudes and values.

In order to help bridge the transition from student to worker, there is a weekly integrative, strengths-based seminar that accompanies field placement. Participation in this seminar is a vital component of placement, because it is here that students discuss their field experience. Seminar content is developed around issues which every student experiences and copes with in placement. In addition, there is a series of written and oral assignments. Students should refer to the Field Education Manual for information about course content and criteria for admission into the field practicum courses.

Current Student Resources

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Field Education Newsletter



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