Field Work Information for Students

Explore these important field work resources for students.


Please review the Field Instruction Calendar for information on important dates and events throughout the academic year.

Field Manual

The Field Education Manual serves as a resource guide for students, field instructors, agency educational coordinators, agency directors, faculty field liaisons and administrators at the School of Social Work.

Templates for Documentation

Placement Planning Booklets

Employment-Based Field Placement

If you’re currently employed by a social service agency, you may apply for an employment-based field placement within your employment setting. Applicants must meet specific criteria outlined in the Employment-Based Field Placement Guidelines, and submit an application signed by the student, proposed field instructor and agency director. Your application should also include a Field Instruction Agency Application Form and Field Faculty Personnel Form, both of which are completed by the agency director and proposed field instructor.

Your completed employment-based field placement application and supporting documents should be submitted to the Garden City field education office or off-campus center:

  • Employment-Based Field Placement Guidelines (PDF) (DOC)
  • Employment-Based Field Placement Application (PDF) (DOC)
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For further information, please contact:

Office of Field Education
p – 516.877.4375