Field Education

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program at Azusa Pacific University prepares students for professional social work practice, including competence in skill performance with diverse populations in a variety of settings in accordance with the Council on Social Work Education accreditation standards. The culmination of the social work major is the two-semester, 400-hour field internship practicum. This internship is a collaboration between community-based agencies and the university, providing sites where students can integrate knowledge and skills learned in the classroom while in professional settings working with clients.

Our BSW program and APU field faculty are committed to a collaborative relationship between field instructors and agencies. In most cases, the field faculty who teach a senior practicum seminar class are the field liaison for their students. This arrangement enables effective communication and coordination between the university, students, and agency. The BSW coordinator of field education provides administrative oversight and support to students, field instructors, and field faculty.

Additional information regarding field education can be found in the BSW Student Handbook (PDF) and Field Education Manual (PDF), and also on the program’s Student Field Training Website. You may also use the following contact information if you have additional questions:

Daniel Guzman, LCSW, MBA

BSW Coordinator of Field Education

Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.