Associate Director of Field, Laurie Hart, with student at field practicum site with children who are receiving services at agency

Real World Opportunities Provide Impactful Experiences

What is field practicum?

BSW and MSW curriculum requires field education, or internship, with practicum placements in agencies throughout Kansas and Missouri. The Field Education Office works closely with students and agencies to secure an enriching field practicum experience. Every effort is made to locate a field placement within a one hour drive from the student's home.

Field Practicum

170,776 total student volunteer hours each year through the practicum placement

Field Education

213
affiliated field agencies
350
students placed at agencies in Kansas and Missouri
32,575
hours/year of individualized field practicum support
Kelly Jones, Field Education Director

“Well-administered field education builds strong justice-grounded practitioners. As the director of field education, I will support KU field instructors and students as they endeavor to enhance individual and communities’ well-being."


Kelly Jones
Field Education Director
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Margo Awards

The Margo Awards are named for Margaret Schutz Gordon, professor emeritus who served with distinction as professor and director of Field Education at KU School of Social Welfare from 1970 to 1983. Thank you sincerely to all of you who took the time to nominate your student, field instructor or preceptor.

2019-20 Awards



Field Education Office

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Academic Advisors