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eboni preston MSW15 I was in a field placement at the National Urban League. I loved being part of a team that makes it a priority to get clients the services they need. 9 kelsey reeder MSW15 Working with the LGBT community in my placement I learned a lot. I was able to bring awareness about gender issues to my classroom discussions and trainings. Advanced Standing Transfer and Reduced Residency students complete one year of field education. Two-year students complete 1200 hours at two different placement sites. Students have access to a field education network of 600 social service agencies including in all the cities comprising our online campus. Richard Hara MSW CSSW99 Ph.D. Assistant Director Field Education The Field Education Department works with a wide-ranging and ever-growing network of community and public agencies to support students in getting the most out of their field placements. Students are individually matched with agencies and field instructors and we work to ensure that a students learning objectives are met through a detailed educational plan. The first foundation year the focus is on generalist social work practice. In the second advanced-practice year the focus is on the students chosen method concentration. Field is intense but our students invariably find it rewarding. Typical field settings include schools hospitals substance abuse clinics courts corporations prisons community mental health programs and senior centers. 7 Field learning opportunities include case management crisis intervention program development and policy intervention and administration.