GSS Field Education Resources

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The Field Instruction Department has developed a number of resources to provide our students and field instructors with the tools to navigate the fieldwork experience in an organized and informed manner.

If you would like information about how to become a field instructor or how to host an intern at your agency, please contact at gssfieldinstruction@fordham.edu.

  • ON CAMPUS MSW PROGRAM
    FALL 2021-SPRING 2022 FIELD EDUCATION CALENDAR
     
    Minimum Hour Requirements
    Group A Specialist (382 Hours)
    Group B Advanced (450 Hours)
    Group C Advanced Standing Non-Fordham BASW (500 Hours)
    Sept. 13, 2021 Fieldwork Begins
    Sept. 22 & 25, 2021 Field Seminar Module 1 (held Wed or Sat)
    Oct. 1, 2021 Educational Agreement Due in Tevera
    Oct. 20 & 23, 2021 Field Seminar Module 2 (held Wed or Sat)
    Oct. 22, 2021 Six Week Progress Report Due in Tevera
    Nov. 17 & 20, 2021 Field Seminar Module 3 (held Wed or Sat)
    Nov. 24-28, 2021 Thanksgiving Recess. No fieldwork. University closed.
    Dec. 10, 2021 Mid-Year Evaluation Due in Tevera
    Dec. 15 & 18, 2021 Field Seminar Module 4 (held Wed or Sat)
    Dec. 23, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022 Christmas Recess. No fieldwork. University closed.
    Jan. 3, 2022 Fieldwork Resumes.
    Jan. 19 & 22, 2022 Field Seminar Module 5 (held Wed or Sat)
    Feb. 16 & 19, 2022 Field Seminar Module 6 (held Wed or Sat)
    Feb. 18, 2022 Field Evaluation Due in Tevera (Group A Specialist 382 Hours)
    Mar. 9 & 12, 2022 Field Seminar Module 7 (held Wed or Sat)
    Mar. 13, 2022 Last Day of Field* (Group A Specialist 382 Hour)
    Mar. 14-20, 2022 Spring Recess. No fieldwork
    Apr. 12, 2022 Field Evaluation Due in Tevera (Group B & C Advanced Standing)
    Apr. 14-18, 2022 Easter Recess. No fieldwork. University closed.
    Apr. 24, 2022 Last Day of Field* (Group B Advanced Standing 450 Hours)
    May 15, 2022 Last Dy of Field* (Group C Advanced Standing 500 Hours)

     

    IMPORTANT NOTES

    1. Students are expected to complete all field hours and commit to the entire length of their field placement which will be stipulated in their educational agreement. Students may not end their placement before the last days of field listed on this calendar.

    2. This calendar should be adjusted accordingly for students who begin their placement late or have a disruption in their placement.

    3. The only official days off from field are outlined above. Students are expected to be in their field placements at all other times during the academic year. Students who miss scheduled time due to religious observances, personal leaves, or agency closures are expected to make up the time on an alternative date that is approved by the fieldd instructor/supervisor. All absences from fieldwork must be made up. Only time actually worked in the field can be counted. Students may begin field later and deadlines should be adjusted accordingly.

  • ON CAMPUS MSW PROGRAM
    FALL 2021-SPRING 2022 FIELD EDUCATION CALENDAR
    GENERALIST YEAR FIELD LAB PLUS
     
    Sept. 1 & 4, 2021 Field Seminar Lab Module 1 (synchronous held Wed or Sat)
    Sept. 22 & 25, 2021 Field Seminar Lab Module 2 (synchronous held Wed or Sat)
    Oct. 6 & 9, 2021 Field Seminar Lab Module 3 (synchronous held Wed or Sat)
    Oct. 20 & 23, 2021 Field Seminar Lab Module 4 (synchronous held Wed or Sat)
    Oct. 27 & 30, 2021 Field Seminar Lab Module 5 (synchronous held Wed or Sat)
    Nov. 3 & 6, 2021 Field Seminar Lab Module 6 (synchronous held Wed or Sat)
    Nov. 17 & 20, 2021 Field Seminar Lab Module 7 (synchronous held Wed or Sat)
    Nov. 24-28, 2021 Thanksgiving Recess - University Closed
    Dec. 1 & 4, 2021 Field Seminar Lab Module 8 (synchronous held Wed or Sat)
    Dec. 15 & 18, 2021 Field Seminar Lab Module 9 (synchronous held Wed or Sat)
    Dec. 23, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022 Christmas Recess - University Closed.
    Jan. 3, 2022 First Day of Fieldwork
    Jan. 12 & 15, 2022 Field Seminar Lab Module 10 (held Wed or Sat)
    Jan. 21, 2022 Educational Agreement Due in Tevera
    Feb. 11, 2022 Six Week Progress Report Due in Tevera
    Mar. 14-20, 2022 Spring Recess - No fieldwork
    Mar. 16 & 19, 2022 Field Seminar Lab Module 11 (held Wed or Sat)
    Mar. 25, 2022 All Site Visits to be Completed by Field Advisor
    Apr. 14-19, 2022 Easter Recess. No fieldwork. University closed.
    Apr. 22, 2022 Final Evaluation Due in Tevera
    Apr. 27 & 30, 2022 Field Seminar Lab Module 12 (held Wed or Sat)
    May 15, 2022 Last Day of Fieldwork

     

    IMPORTANT NOTES

    1. Students are expected to complete all field hours and commit to the entire length of their field placement which will be stipulated in their educational agreement. Students may not end their placement before the last days of field listed on this calendar.

    2. This calendar should be adjusted accordingly for students who begin their placement late or have a disruption in their placement.

    3. The only official days off from field are outlined above. Students are expected to be in their field placements at all other times during the academic year. Students who miss scheduled time due to religious observances, personal leaves, or agency closures are expected to make up the time on an alternative date that is approved by the fieldd instructor/supervisor. All absences from fieldwork must be made up. Only time actually worked in the field can be counted. Students may begin field later and deadlines should be adjusted accordingly.