Field placements for online students are arranged close to students’ homes and provide a variety of practicum experiences. Online students are free to suggest potential placements. CSSW’s Field Education Department negotiates all terms with placements and is the final arbiter of placement suitability. Every effort is made to secure placements in line with student interests.
Regardless of placement, CSSW carefully screens the field opportunity, takes responsibility for training field supervisory staff, and monitors closely the quality of the placement relative to students’ learning needs. Field practicums constitute an essential element of our students’ educations, and are selected with great care. To date in our online program, we have secured many excellent placements within easy commuting distance of our students’ homes, regardless of geographic location.