Social Work Practice in Educational Settings

Full-Time MSW Program Advanced Practice Field Unit
Participation in the educational setting field unit requires a primary interest in children, youth, families and education; tolerance for ambiguity; the ability to be somewhat autonomous; willingness to be open and to take some risks; and a sense of humor. Its perspective is on generalist social work practice in the school/ community, with a focus on a continuum of intervention strategies from the individual to the organization and community. Major content areas include: significant issues facing schools; school/community assessment; understanding comprehensive individual assessment and strength-based problem solving; and applying systems theory to develop delivery systems for social work in a school setting.
Participating Agencies: 
Practice settings are available at approximately thirty schools, ranging from elementary to high school. Most of the schools are in the Madison Metropolitan School District or in the surrounding suburban and rural school districts in Dane County.

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