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Social Work Senior Field Practicum

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The Senior Field Practicum is an experiential learning opportunity that challenges students to link social work knowledge, values, and skills with applied practice. Students, field instructors, and faculty integrate practice and theory from academic coursework to the practicum experience.

The Field Practicum structure consists of two components.

  1. Agency placement - gives students experience with entry-level social work through the application of problem-solving and planned change models for diverse populations. This experience is under field instructor supervision.
  2. The weekly on-campus seminar - provides opportunities for discussion, critical reflection, skills training, and community agency networking.

The student must complete 400 hours within an approved community agency.

Once students are accepted into the ISU Social Work Program, they will participate in a Field Orientation and be invited to sign up for our Field System, Tevera. There is a one-time fee for this system of approximately $205.00. You can pay for this directly on the system, which I recommend because it is cheaper. However, you can also purchase access through the Bookstore. This system is what you use to pick out placements and do assignments for Field. Therefore, it is mandatory that you sign up for the system prior to the school semester starting. 

Tevera helps students research prospective field agency sites. It also allows ISU, agency field instructors, and students to communicate throughout the practicum process.


Field Director

JoAnn Martinez, LCSW
Kegel Liberal Arts 348
Phone: (208) 282-4749