Perhaps the greatest strength in the Social Work Program is field instruction (known also as "field experience" and "internship"). Field instruction is designed to accomplish objectives of the Social Work Program by preparing the student for practice, by bring about readiness for graduate study, and by enhancing the student's ability to cope with the pressures, stress, and frustration of day-to-day living and working.
The field instruction course is Soc Work 490, Social Work Field Instruction. It is a block placement in an agency setting. The student is in the agency each working day during the semester and maintains the same hours as employees of the agency. Numerous agencies in the West Tennessee area participate.
Agency field instructors may now complete student evaluations online. Acrobat Reader is all that is necessary. If it is not already available on your computer, you may download using this link.