Field Forms

The University of St. Francis’s Department of Social Work thanks you and your organization for accepting our BSW/MSW student interns. Field education is viewed as a unique partnership between the university and community agencies with the purpose of designing, implementing, and monitoring sound educational programs for BSW and MSW students. The University Of St. Francis Department of Social Work relies on the evidence-based field instruction model. This model requires that selected social service agencies allow sufficient time for qualified agency staff to work with students and USF’s Department of Social Work. This partnership is dynamic and responsive to changes in agency environments, while providing the student with an opportunity to gain real-world experience in the field of social work. These experiences are the foundation for effective and innovative evidence-based practice skills. Students are required to complete the following number of hours in field…


Field Practicum Hours

BSW- 900 total hours (450 hours per semester/16 weeks)

MSW first and second year- 900 total hours (450 hours per semester/16 weeks)

Advance standing MSW- 600 total hours (300 hours per semester/16 weeks)


For your convenience, below are documents you will need to complete and sign with your students:

  1. BSW/MSW Placement Agreement (due the first week of placement)
  2. BSW/MSW Learning Agreement (due within three weeks of starting placement)
  3. Field Seminar Evaluation | Student Field Evaluation
  4. Attending during break (optional)


Students are responsible for submitting these documents to the Director of Field Education. Please keep a copy for your personal records, and on behalf of the USF Department of Social Work and our BSW/MSW students, thank you! Should you need additional assistance or information, please contact Dr. Linda Wolter at 815-740-3531 or