UMKC Catalog


Field Practicum

The practicum program uses agencies throughout the metropolitan area to offer experiences at both foundation and advanced levels. Students typically spend approximately two days in the field and are mentored by an M.S.W. practitioner employed by the agency. Students spend a required number of hours in face-to-face contact with clients; in agency meetings; in individual or group supervision; and in the community. In some cases, students who already are social service employees can arrange to complete one year of their field placements at their own agencies. Practicum can also be completed in a student's human service oriented work site, provided the Director of Field Education approves the same.