Field Education


Prospective students will find information about the types of social work internships and the requirements of the practicum (internship) process.  Current field students will find forms required for the course. A background check will be required for all students entering field placement.

All forms and requirements of the practicum process are included. Most important for students are the following:

  • Social work program Field Manual. Please note at the bottom of the page the Criminal Background Check Requirements. (listed separately).
  • Social Work Intern Declaration (p. 17)
  • Criteria for Selection of Field Practicum Agencies (p. 7)
  • Minimal Requirements for student participation in field practicum (please note GPA and prerequisites (p. 11)
  • SOWK4100: 1 hour preparation class (p. 11)
  • Professional Liability Insurance (p.1 2)
  • Transportation (p. 13)
  • Syllabus (p. 18)
  • Student Evaluation Instrument (p. 38)

Have Questions?

Contact Lori Wright, Field Director
Office: Maes 90
Phone: 409-880-7771

Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program

Prepare for Careers in Child Protection

The Child Welfare Professional Development Project (CWPDP) receives federal funds (Title IV-E funds) from the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services to prepare social work students for careers in the field of child protection.  Selected students are eligible to receive up to $5,000 during the field placement. 

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