General Instructions

For Instructors
For MSW Students


Required for all Field Assignments

Field Assignment Cover Page


Instructions Per Field Assignment

The following is a listing of the direct practice field education assignment options. Each assignment title is a link to the instructions and point value of each assignment.

Click on the assignment listing to view the detailed assignment outline. The assignments are categorized under specific field education course objectives and are intended to develop and/or enhance student social work competencies and challenge the student to utilize critical thinking.

Please note: An alternative field assignment (an assignment not listed) can be considered as an acceptable field assignment with the pre-approval of both the agency field instructor and the field liaison and should be documented on the learning plan.

Assessment of the Client System
BioPsychoSocial Assessment
Community Needs Assessment
Comprehensive Progress Report

Coordination of a Fundraising Event
Development of Focus Groups
Development of a Written Program Brochure or Agency Information Fact Sheet
Development, Facilitation, and Evaluation of a Client Group
DSM-5 Field Assignment Including a Written Client Assessment
Evaluation of Practice
Exploring the Difference Between Your Personal and Professional Self
Field Research Paper
Foster Care Progress Report
Grant Writing
Group Presentation – Public Speaking Assignment
Home Study Assignment
Letter to Elected Official
Position Paper Related to Ethics in Social Work Practice
Position Paper Relation to Social Injustice or Political Advocacy
Poverty and Social Class
Program Improvement Project
Program Policies and Procedures
Rapid Assessment Instrument
Recording for Learning (RFL)

Review and Written Analysis of a Current Issue in Social Work
Social Assessment Report / Social History
Strength Based Intervention Plan

Summary and Analysis of an Agency’s/Program’s Outcome Measures
Summary of Client-Worker Relationship
Written and Oral Presentation of Client System and/or Case Study
Written Paper on the Use of Self-Awareness in Social Work Practice
Written Paper on the Use of Spirituality in Social Work Practice