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BSW Field Practicum


The School of Social Work practicum is designed to provide students with a chance to put into practice the theories and skills they have learned in the classroom. The nature of the field practicum is practice-oriented, builds on skills and theories learned in cognate social work classes, and involves direct contact and intervention with individuals, families, and groups. Students have the opportunity to connect the theory and knowledge they learned in the classroom with actual practice experience. This educational experience is essential to developing the entry-level helping skills required of all undergraduate social work professionals. All social work students must have met the required prerequisites before starting the field practicum course.

The School of Social Work field education office has over 130 partnering agencies in the Tennessee and Southeast region. Our agency professionals are dedicated to supporting student development and contributing to social work education.

field Education Team

Candy Colcy

Director of Field Education

Tricia Foster

Field Education Program Administrator


Graduate Assistant


Field Education Assistant


Field Practicum Office


Daniells Hall
Collegedale, TN 37315