Field Education is the core pedagogy of social work
education and practice. The Field Education Department works with over 600
agencies and organizations and places over 800 students annually. The dual
goal of the department is to connect the theoretical framework to social work
practice; and to support students as they learn to master the knowledge and
skills of the profession while serving individuals, families, neighborhoods,
and communities with dignity and respect.
The Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) Orientation will begin on Friday, September 7th, 2012 from 9:00am - 3:30pm. The day will include an orientation and the first two SIFI classes. Please check back for the remainder of the SIFI schedule. If you are a new Field Instructor from an agency that has not worked with a Columbia University School of Social Work intern in the past, please first contact an Associate/Assistant Director in the Field Education Department. All new Field Instructors must be out of school for at least three (3) years and have their LMSW or LCSW. Complete the Field Instructor's Experience Outline form and fax this, along with a copy of your resume, to (212) 851-2330 to register for the SIFI.