The School of Social Work at Millersville University is excited to announce improvements to our Field Education Training. Since the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) released the 2015 Education Policy on Accreditation Standard (EPAS), our program has been working on developing orientation and training to prepare field instructors to supervise and educate our social work students within placement settings that align with the changes outlined within the EPAS. Further, the School of Social Work has launched an online BSW degree completion program and, as a result, has developed a two-step field instructor/task supervisor orientation and training.
All of our field instructors/task supervisors must complete the initial training to be eligible to supervise our students. This initial training ensures understanding of the requires of field education as outlined by our accrediting body, CSWE, and will be made available to you, online, so you can complete the training at your leisure. Upon completion of the online field education module, you will be asked to complete a survey to assess your understanding of the field, including roles and expectations. Upon successfully completing this survey, you will receive a Certificate of Completion recognizing you as a Certified Field Instructor/Task Supervisor and eligible to supervise social work student interns. You will also receive 1 free CEUs for completion of this online Field Instruction Orientation.
The field training will be offered through this blog on an ongoing basis. These training will offer Field Instructors free CEUs to support their professional development as field educators. We encourage Field Instructors and Task Supervisor to frequently visit this blog.
We thank you for your ongoing support of our programs and collaborating with us as we prepare our students for social work practice.