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 is held virtually in August, prior to the start of practicum.  Please see the dates and times below and register.  Prior to the orientation, you will need to watch a series of short videos for discussion.  NOTE:  These videos and handouts are being updated and will be finalized prior to the orientation.  

Part 1:  Attend a Virtual (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 20, 2024, from 6 PM to 9 PM - FILLED 
  • August 22, 2024, from 1 PM to 4 PM - Click HERE to Register 
  • August 23, 2024, from 9 AM to 12 PM - Click HERE to Register

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

Part 2:  Watch Pre-Orientation videos with video handouts. NOTE: These materials will be updated prior to the 2024 Field Orientation 

Pre-Orientation Videos 2023

Pre-Orientation Field Education Video Handouts 2023

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





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 select one of the following dates to register for the New Field Instructor Orientation Live Webinar:
  • June 25, 2024, from 1PM to 4 PM:  Click Here to register.
  • July 17, 2024, from 1 PM to 4 PM:  Click Here to register.
  • August 9, 2024, from 9 AM to 12 PM:  Click Here to register.
  • September 20, 2024, from 9 AM to 12 PM (for latecomers only - please select an earlier date if possible):  Click Here to register. 
For more information, please reference the Field Instructor Manual 2023-2024

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