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Field Practicum

You will complete your field work at an agency in Indiana or a surrounding state. With the help of our practicum coordinator, you will be placed in a site that will help you start your career path. You will be given the opportunity to interview with several sites to find the best match for your needs and theirs.

We encourage you to look for sites that you hope to be employed with after graduation. Some of our students have had great success working for their practicum sites.

To be eligible to serve as a field site for your practicum, an agency must meet these minimum requirements:

  • be able to provide learning experiences that support the social work field curriculum
  • be able to provide weekly qualified supervision
  • be no more than a 4-hour drive from the university

Once you find your site, you will be a full-time (40 hours a week) employee. This is a great opportunity for you to see firsthand what the life of a social worker is all about.

Department of Social Work
North Quad (NQ), room 243
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: 765-285-1016
Fax: 765-285-1029
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