Field Education is an integral part of the curriculum for the Master of Social Service degree, providing an opportunity for students to deepen their knowledge and skills through supervised practice. The four semesters of field education and practice courses are taken concurrently to enhance the blend of practice and theory. Each semester's work in the field is designed to provide content, sequence, and progression in learning.
About a quarter of students use a current employment site as a field education setting, and in these instances the School works closely with the agency and student to establish a learning experience that recognizes the complexity of the student-employee role while being educationally rich and affording opportunities for the student to apply the principles, knowledge, and skills learned in courses.
To learn more about our Field Education settings and enhanced placement opportunities use the below links:
Information for Field Instructors:
Donna Harris, MA, MSW, LCSW
Interim Director of Field Education
Curtis Murray, MSS, LSW
Assistant Director of Field Education
Program Coordinator Field Education
Field Office Phone: 610-520-2601
Field Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Field Office Fax: 610-520-2655