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Field Education

An integral part of a social work student’s education at Shepherd University is field experience in a local agency during the student’s senior year. Field education in a social service setting provides the student with an intensive practical experience as he or she becomes involved in meeting social welfare needs. The field placement is frequently cited by students as their most valuable learning experience.

Field Handbook revised January 2019

Participating Agencies in the Area

Martinsburg Area
City Hospital
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHR)
VA Medical Center – Social Work Service
Shenandoah Valley Medical Services
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Safe Haven Child Advocacy Center
Hospice of the Panhandle
Shenandoah Women’s Center

Shepherdstown Area
DHHR – Jefferson County
Head Start RESA VIII
Jefferson Memorial Hospital

Charles Town Area
Victim Assistance Program
Jefferson Memorial Hospital

Hagerstown Area
Potomac Highland Support Services – New Beginning
School-Family Liaison Program
Turning Point
Washington Co. ARC
Washington Co. Hospital
Head Start of Washington County
Washington County of Social Services

Boyds, MD
Montgomery Co. Correctional Facility

Booonsboro, MD
San Mar Children’s Home

Department of Family Services-Loudoun County (Leesburg)
Healthy Families (Woodstock)
Winchester Medical Center