Field Education is an integral part of the BSW and MSW degrees. Depending on their track, students are required to complete a specified number of field education hours with their carefully selected field placement site.

The UCF School of Social Work’s Field Education Office maintains high standards of professionalism that are guided by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics and is fully-accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Our esteemed community agencies are valued community partners that train our students and assist them in applying theory to practice through the internship experience.

is a generalist field placement for undergraduate students. It enables students to achieve the following learning outcomes:

  1. assessing people and resource systems
  2. providing services and resources for people in need
  3. obtaining services and resources for people in need and
  4. improving services and resources for people in need.

is a generalist field placement for first-year graduate students. It enables students to achieve the following learning outcomes:

  1. Assessing people and resource systems
  2. Providing services and resources for people in need
  3. Obtaining services and resources for people in need and
  4. Improving services and resources for people in need

is a clinical field placement for advanced standing and second-year graduate students. It enables students to achieve the following learning outcomes: clinical practice with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations.

There are basic requirements for each field placement depending on the specific academic program in which a student is enrolled. These requirements relate to the total number of hours served as well as the frequency and nature of supervision. Click below to download an overview of these basic requirements.

 BSWGeneralist MSWClinical MSW
Learning Competencies1. Assessing needs and resources
2. Providing resources
3. Obtaining resources (case
management)
4. Developing/Improving resources
1. Assessing needs and resources
2. Providing resources
3. Obtaining resources (case
management)
4. Developing/Improving resources
1. Clinical practice with individuals
2. Clinical practice with families
3. Clinical practice with groups
ExpectationsEntry-level practiceEntry-level practice Community-based clinical practice
Type of InternshipSpring Semester Only Concurrent with course workConcurrent with course work
Total Internship Hours420 Total Field Hours400 Total Field Hours600 Total Field Hours
Hours/Semesters in Field
(Full Time Students)
28 hours/week during Spring
semester
Average 14 hours/week Fall and
Spring semester (200 hours each
semester) Start 2nd week of Class.
Average 20 hours/week Fall and
Spring semester (300 hours each
semester)
Hours/Semesters in Field
(Part-Time Students)
17 hours/week Spring semester
(250 hours)

14 hours/week Summer semester
(170 hours)
Average 10 hours/week Fall and
Spring (150 hours each semester)

Average 8 hours/week Summer
semester (100 hours)
Average 13 hours/week Fall and
Spring (200 hours each semester)

Average 16 hours/week Summer
semester (200 hours)
Supervision Required1 hour/week with BSW or MSW1 hour/week with MSW or LCSW1 hour/week with MSW or LCSW
Field Seminar ClassFT – 3 hours/week during Spring semester

PT – 2 hours/week Spring semester and 1 hour/week Summer semester
FT – 1.5 hours every other week during Fall and Spring semesters

PT – 1 hour every other week during Fall, Spring and Summer semesters
FT – 1.5 hours every other week during Fall and Spring semesters

PT – 1 hour every other week during Fall, Spring and Summer semesters
Field Documents
Submitted to:
UCF Field Seminar InstructorUCF Field Seminar InstructorUCF Field Seminar Instructor

Student Interns

Student Interns

Students will be placed in community agencies approved by the Field Education Office after careful consideration of the student’s educational needs.

Field Instructors

Field Instructors

Field instructors play an integral part in educating and supporting students as they apply the social work competencies learned in the classroom to the practice of social work at their field placements.

Community Partners

Community Partners

The Field Education Office partners with over 300 agencies to provide top quality field education experiences in a wide variety of unique settings.

Field Education Awards

BSW Field Students of the YearVeronica Lugo
MSW Generalist Field Student of the YearChelsea Cabrera
MSW Clinical Field Student of the YearDorinda Smith and Alana Whittington
Field Instructors of the YearJulie Bilsky, LCSW and Kristina Lopez, LCSW
Field Agency of the YearAdventHealth Community Care