“You Make Them Do What?”: A National Survey on Field Seminar Assignments

  • Bruce Dalton East Tennessee State University
Keywords: Field seminar, field education


This national study of MSW field directors provides data on field seminars and assignments. Field directors at CSWE accredited or in-candidacy MSW programs were surveyed regarding program data, presence and nature of a field seminar, required assignments, and opinion questions about CSWE requirements. Findings from the 141 completed surveys (66.2% response rate) show assignments are similar between foundation and concentration years, and also similar to assignments required in the BSW curriculum. This raises questions of curriculum redundancy and how to properly sequence field assignments. Other findings about field education and field seminar are also presented.

Author Biography

Bruce Dalton, East Tennessee State University
Associate Professor Department of Social Work