Department of Social Work

Field Education and Placement

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Field Education

As a part of our Council on Social Work Education accredited social work pedagogy, you will be placed in one of our more than 100 partner agencies in the Dayton-area and beyond to gain hands-on experience with the practice of social work. You will be given the opportunity to apply theory, practice wisdom, and create and employ interventions in a variety of settings. This experience will help develop the skills you will find necessary to graduate as a competent and well-prepared social work professional.

  • Court-based mezzo/macro-level placements with Juvenile court, Montgomery County Probate Court, and an emerging partnership with the Montgomery County Public Defender's office 
  • Partnerships with the best-known social service agencies in the area, including South Community, Eastway, and Daybreak
  • School-based social work placements with Mad River and Miamisburg City Schools
  • Placements with a strong clinical focus, including opportunities with our very own Wright State University Counseling and Wellness Center

Child Welfare University Partnership Program Field Placement

Field placement has as its purpose the opportunity for you to integrate classroom theory with client systems practice and develop professional identity and skills. Practice takes place in a broad range of social service settings.

This partial tuition reimbursement program provides you with the educational and field experience to become a beginning level social worker in child welfare.

You will complete their senior practicum in a public child welfare agency, attend two required courses on child welfare, and attend additional practicum seminars with the program coordinator.

How to Apply


Nkechi Green, UPP Campus Coordinator
(937) 775-3980

Field Education Documents and Forms

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (B.A.S.W.) Program

University Partnership Program (UPP)

Master of Arts in Social Work (M.A.S.W.) Program


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