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SOWK 8255 Concentration Social Work Field Education I

Put the theories you have learned into action.

Format: Online and On-site Field Placement
Duration: 7 weeks
Credits: 2

You will be enrolled in SOWK 8255 Concentration Social Work Field Education I during the first eight weeks of your field education.

Course Description

At the beginning of this course, you work in collaboration with your agency field instructor to develop an all-in-one education plan. This plan will include practice behaviors and learning activities to accomplish your desired learning outcomes, the criteria for meeting those outcomes, and identifying the person who will assess the degree to which the outcomes have been met. This plan will be reviewed during and at the end of your field education.

Throughout this course, you will post bi-weekly logs to your field instructor. These logs will describe how what you have learned in coursework is being translated into practice. This exercise will provide you with opportunities to solicit feedback about performance issues and concerns related to the development of your social work professional identity.

Learning Outcomes

Through SOWK 8255, you will gain a better understanding of topics specific to professional social work identity, values and ethics, diversity, human rights, social and economic justice, and cultural competence with emphasis on Hispanic families and children.

  • Identify as a professional social worker and conduct yourself accordingly.
  • Apply social work ethical principles to guide your professional practice.
  • Use critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
  • Integrate diversity and difference in your social work practice.
  • Participate in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.
  • Advance human rights and social and economic justice.
  • Enter into policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services.
  • Respond to contexts that shape your social work practice.
  • Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Learn More About Helping Others

In SOWK 8255, you will work with your field instructor to reach competency goals and make improvements in your social work skills. To learn more about this course or any other course in the online Master of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University, call 855-275-1082 to speak with an admissions advisor right away, or you can request more information.

The content presented on this page is representative information for example purposes and is subject to change as course and student needs change over time.