Social Work Field Education Information for Students
A key component of Angelo State University’s social work program is the field education experience.
The purpose of field education in social work education is to provide opportunities for students to apply social work knowledge, skills, values, and cognitive and affective processes learned in the classroom to real-life situations with clients “in the field”. Students are able to observe the benefits and challenges of working within various organizational settings with diverse client populations. Students are supervised by a professional social worker or related degree individual in the field agency (the Field Instructor) and by field faculty (Field Education Liaison and Field Education Director) at the University.
Our Field Education Handbook defines the nature and intent of social work field education so field students can understand the rules and guidelines of the Field Education Program. The Field Education Roles and Responsibilities outlines the roles of the student, agency and field coordinator; and our Field Education Agency List lists agencies that have partnered with Angelo State University.
Field Education Student Forms
- Application for Field Education
- Student feedback on Agency and Field Supervisor after interview for placement.
- For student to identify days and times of Field Education placement.
- Weekly supervision record signed by Supervisor.
- Record weekly field hours and signed by Supervisor.
- Completed by student with assistance from Field Supervisor, to address the learning goals for the semester.
- Student self evaluation of experience at Agency.
- Student evaluation of Field Education Instructor at Agency.
Professional Liability Insurance
Students who have been accepted into the Education Program should invest in professional liability insurance and provide evidence of such to the social work field education director prior to beginning their field education experience.
The Field Education students who do not purchase malpractice insurance will not be allowed to meet with any clients or complete their field education.
The field education student must provide proof to the Field Education Director of such malpractice insurance, at the 1 million/3 million level, coverage prior to beginning their field education experience.
Professional Liability Insurance Options Available:
Field Education Power Points
Each year Incoming Field Education Students have a Field Orientation that helps them understand the responsibilities and roles they will have as Field Education Students.
Students also have the opportunity to get real-life experience by interviewing with field agencies during our annual Field Fair.