Practicum Placement and Education

Practicum education is a critical component of the BSW major and occurs during the fall and spring semesters of the senior year. Students are required to complete an application for practicum education during the semester prior to entering practicum placement.

The Director of Practicum Education reviews all applications and meets with students to plan their practicum education experience. To the extent feasible, efforts are made to place students in practicum settings that are congruent with their professional social work practice interests. All practicum placement agencies must be located within a 50 mile radius of the University. In addition, all practicum placement settings must provide generalist practice learning opportunities and meet the UNC Charlotte School of Social Work requirements for BSW practicum instruction. Students are not permitted to make contacts with potential practicum agencies or potential practicum instructors without the approval of the Practicum Director. All placement arrangements must be initiated by the Practicum Office.

Please visit the BSW Practicum Education section for additional information about the Practicum Education program and requirements.