5 Master of Social Work Field Education Manual This field education manual is intended to help students understand the requirements, procedures and rules of their social work placements. The field instructor approves all sites and field instructors. This manual identifies the roles and responsibilities of the field director, the faculty liaison unit, the foreign service, the field teacher and the student. The field placement process, evaluation process and policies related to field placement experience are also described. MSW Field Manual (September 2013) Page 5 The University of Alabama can also be made reasonably priced for its online program. For graduates of this university, the tuition fee is charged at a rate of $394 per hour of credit. This can result in a total cost of study of $16,548, which is an excellent price for such influential studies. 10 Field Training The purpose of field training is to provide students with the opportunity to apply and demonstrate their social knowledge of the work, their values and skills with respect to the needs of identified clients and the Agency`s objective. When students learn professional requirements from the agency`s life, the knowledge, values and skills acquired in all areas of the program are translated into performance and professional skills. Field teaching offers students the opportunity to gain new knowledge and understanding in all areas of the curriculum through agency-based practices; On-the-ground pedagogy, for example, offers the possibility of experimenting with differences and convergences between theoretical perspectives and the realities of daily practice and integrating theory and practice. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has implemented education policies and standards (EPAS) that contain the criteria for education on the ground. 1 This area of the program is considered a program signature pedagogy.
Field training is seen as the central form of teaching and learning in which a profession socializes its students to fulfill the role of practitioner; Combines the theoretical and conceptual contributions of the classroom with the practical world of the practical environment; and is systematically designed, controlled, coordinated and evaluated according to criteria to demonstrate student outcomes based on program competencies. This Agency staff takes care of the student in the field. This person is generally employed by the Agency and has an MSW degree from a CSWE accredited social work program. It is best that he or she have at least 2 years of post-msw experience. The field teacher evaluates the student`s performance through field assessments and on-site visits. The field assessment is at the end of the first quarter (mid-term evaluation, schedule) and at the end of each quarter (annex). Field Training Roles and Responsibilities Quality Teaching in the field requires close collaboration from the Agency, field links, field teachers, students and the social work program.