Field Education Objectives

Field Education prepares students to enter the social work profession by meeting the following objectives:

  • To integrate academic learning with all levels of field work (micro, mezzo, macro).
  • To increase proficiency in the required core competencies for social work education as it relates to field work, specified in the 2015 CSWE Social Work Competencies.
  1. Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

  2. Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

  3. Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

  4. Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

  5. Engage in Policy Practice

  6. Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

  7. Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

  8. Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

  9. Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

  • To develop the ability to understand and utilize a broad range of modalities and interventions in micro, mezzo and macro practice with diverse populations.
  • To focus on building the knowledge for generalist practice in the first semester, and establish a broad foundation for direct practice work.
  • To develop a deeper knowledge and depth of skills needed for beginning professional practice in a designated department of study in the second, third and fourth semesters.

University Park Campus

669 West 34th Street
Montgomery Ross Fisher Building
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0411
213.740.2005
sswfield@usc.edu

Virtual Academic Center

1150 S. Olive Street, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90015
vacfield@usc.edu