Requirements (Undergraduate)

Hours:  1 credit = 50 hours in placement. Field Experience requires a minimum of 8 credits = 400 hours. Students may complete up to 11 credits (up to 550 hours) in the Spring Semester.

Supervision:  At least one hour per week of direct supervision by a social worker possessing a BA Social Work and at least two years post-BA Social Work work experience.

Location:  Placement sites should be within a 50-mile radius of Des Moines and Iowa City. Placements outside these UISSW centers are permitted only in extraordinary circumstances and require Field Administrator approval.

Dates:  Your placement begins and ends with the official University calendar for that semester. You may start placement on the first day of class and must conclude by the end of Finals Week, unless you contact your Field Administrator for an extension or incomplete. If required by your agency, you may begin training prior the start of classes but cannot engage in any service delivery or client interaction until the semester begins.

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