Student Field Education Orientation

Field Education Orientation is mandatory for Advanced Standing students and Foundation students entering field for the first time.  Advanced Standing students are those students admitted with a BSW who will complete the program in one year, while Advanced students attended orientation during their Foundation year and do not need to attend this year.  

The Student Field Education Orientation has two parts.  Part 1 is a series of short videos, and Part 2 is a live, virtual Orientation, which you are required to attend on one of the dates provided below.  Students must watch the pre-orientation videos prior to attending the orientation.  

Part 1:  Watch Pre-Orientation videos with video handouts. 

Pre-Orientation Videos 2023

Pre-Orientation Field Education Video Handouts 2023

Certificate of Completion 2023-2024   Note:  Please wait until AFTER the Live Zoom Field Orientation to upload the Certificate of Completion in the electronic field notebook.

Part 2:  Attend LIVE ZOOM Student Field Orientation.

New students are expected to attend an Orientation on one of the dates below.  Please click on a date to register & receive the Zoom link.  

  • August __, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Click HERE to Register - STAY TUNED 
  • August __, 2024, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Click HERE to Register - NEW DATES WILL BE PROVIDED SOON

Please mark your calendar.  If you have any questions, email the Field Office at





Field Instructor Orientation
Welcome to Field Education at the University of Maryland School of Social Work!  
The Field Instructor Orientation is in two parts
Part 1.  Watch the five short videos at your own pace prior to the start of Field. To view the videos click on the link below:   
Part 2.  After you have reviewed the videos, you are invited to attend a virtual New Field Instructor Orientation.  During the webinar we will review the field instructor video material, the field instructor role and expectations, and answer questions. (The New Field Instructor Orientation Live-Webinar is not eligible for CEUs.) 
Please register for the New Field Instructor Orientation Live Webinar on the following date:
There are no orientations scheduled at this time.  Please watch the videos and contact the Field Office,, if you have any questions.  Future dates will be posted here.
For more information, please reference the Field Instructor Manual 2023-2024

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