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- Field Education
Field Program Overview
The UW-Madison School of Social Work is well-known for its model of field education. Its strength lies in the fact that it is an educationally directed, hands-on learning experience wherein students develop and hone their social work practice skills in an agency setting. Faculty, community social work practitioners, and students partner in ways that are designed to best prepare students with the skills and expertise needed for a successful career in social work.
Wisconsin Background Check
Social work students should be advised that Wisconsin State Statutes require the State Department of Justice to conduct background checks on all potential field education students prior to the field placement. See the Important Dates for the Field Program or Important Dates for the Part-Time Field Program for the link to order and pay for the background check online.
Field Program Events and Videos
Upcoming field program events can be found on the Social Work calendar. Many field program events are recorded and available for viewing on YouTube. Videos include workshops, presentations, and student perspectives.