The BSW Field Education Program within the Department of Social Work provides an opportunity for students to integrate their curriculum knowledge with real-life experiences in a variety of field practice settings. Students are supervised by experienced social work Field Instructors at human services agencies where they refine their social work skills and begin their lives as social work professionals.
The field placement is a vital part of the professional development of the student. Through our collaborative efforts the Department of Social Work and human service organizations will continue to offer field education of the highest quality to enhance human well-being and meet the basic human needs of people within this area of North Carolina. The BSW students complete block placements in the last semester of their senior year.
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has set 2008 standards for Field Education. This area of the curriculum is considered the "signature pedagogy" of the program. Field education is considered the central form of instruction and learning in which a profession socializes its students to perform the role of practitioner, connects the theoretical and conceptual contributions of the classroom with the practical world of the practice setting, and is systematically designed, supervised, coordinated, and evaluated based on criteria by which students demonstrate the achievement of program competencies.
For more information about field education at Appalachian State, contact:
Heather Thorp, LCSW
Department of Social Work
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608
Field supervisors: Please note that all evaluation forms are designed to be completed electronically rather than by hand. Please complete them electronically and then print and sign them. If you have any problems with the forms, please contact the Field Director.
|BSW Field Manual||1.1 MB|
|BSW Request for Field Placement||Word (DOC)||59 KB|
|Employment Based Application||Word (DOC)||103 KB|
|Confidentiality Form||217 KB|
|Field Instructor Info Sheet||105 KB|
|Field Hours and Supervision Hours Verification Form||49 KB|
|BSW LGOP Form||Word (DOC)||113 KB|
|BSW Mid-Semester Evaluation||Word (DOC)||124 KB|
|BSW Final Evaluation||Word (DOC)||157 KB|
|Child Welfare Basics||116 KB|
|Process Recording Template||Word (DOC)||30 KB|
|Process Recording Form-Fillable|
|Resource Guide||Word (DOCX)||73 KB|