Welcome to the Office of Field Education

Be A Maverick

The Office of Field Education and partner human service agencies work together to transform students into social workers. To do this, we don’t use magic. We use reality.

Each semester, more than 400 students work alongside veteran social workers to learn how theory translates into practice and how practice impacts the lives of real people with real strengths and real concerns. Field education is the most exciting, most challenging learning experience students encounter.

We are affiliated with more than 300 agencies in the DFW area. In addition, we are affiliating agencies across the state to accommodate our growing online enrollment. With this number of placement options, we are able to match students to a variety of practice situations with diverse populations. We facilitate matches that will promote ethical and evidence-based social work practice while instilling competence and confidence in new professionals.

Our students enjoy the support of their on-site Field Instructors as well as the support of the SSW faculty and the Office of Field Education. Together, we strive to create an environment for positive change and growth.

Welcome to our program. We look forward to working with you!

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.—Nelson Mandela

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Field Education at 817-272-3533 or by email at sswfield@uta.edu.

Get In Touch

Jane Hickerson
Jane Hickerson, MSSW
Assistant Dean of Field Education
jhickerson@uta.edu
817-272-3751
Faculty Profile
LaShaunn Bold
LaShaunn Bold
Assistant Professor in Practice
lashaunn@uta.edu
817-272-6194
Faculty Profile

Roberta Medina
Roberta Medina
Administrative Assistant
rlmedina@uta.edu
817-272-3533