Welcome!


Welcome to the Collaborative Social Work Field Education Website! In January 2000, with funding from The University of Missouri, the social work programs in the St. Louis Metropolitan area began developing an innovative field education collaborative project. Using a feminist approach to leadership, The School of Social Work at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Saint Louis University School of Social Work, The George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University, and our newest partner, Fontbonne University identified a common goal to support field instructors and students in the field experience.

This has evolved to include joint field instructor orientation, continuing education events, school social work career fair, an advisory board, a collaborative web site and database, a shared field instructor manual and selected common forms. Since many social workers in our area serve as field instructors for students from all four programs this collaboration has obvious benefits to field instructors and students.

We hope this website serves as an added resource for you. Please contact us with any suggestions you may have.

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Saint Louis University
University of Missouri
Washington University
Fontbonne University


Current Events


August 26, 2016
Session 1 - Introduction to Field Education - Details

August 26, 2016
Session 2 - Successful Beginnings - Details


Future Events


November 4, 2016
Session 3 - Ethical Decision Making - Details

January 13, 2017
Session 1 - Introduction to Field Education - Details

January 13, 2017
Session 2 - Successful Beginnings - Details



News Items


New Field Instructor Certification Offered - Click Here