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Field Education

The Integration of Classroom and Practice

Field education, also known as practicum or internship, provides students with critical opportunities to apply theories, concepts, and skills learned in the classroom to actual practice. A hallmark of social work education, field education also provides students with hands-on opportunities to serve populations or experience practice settings of interest to them. 

Carroll's MSW program takes an individualized and developmental approach to field education. We work closely with students to explore populations, social problems, or practice settings of interest to them. Our Director of Field Education, Molly Molloy,  then works closely with each student to identify a field education placement that offers them an outstanding learning experience.

Fellowship Opportunities

Given the incredible need for clinical social workers in Montana, Carroll's MSW program has partnered with several provider organizations based in Montana and elsewhere to develop intensive social work fellowship experiences. These fellowships intentionally link students with agencies that are aligned with the student's professional goals, with the idea that internships lead to employment after graduation, with the agency continuing to support the student as they work towards social work licensure.

These fellowship opportunities represent a new level of coordination between social work education programs and community-based providers. The incredible need for social workers in Montana and elsewhere, however, has driven the need for innovations and collaborations that benefit students, agencies, social work education programs, and the larger community.

For more information about these cutting-edge fellowship opportunities, email us at: mswcarroll@carroll.edu