Field Education Team

Cynthia Peters
Manager of Field Education
Cynthia Peters
602-496-1290

Phoenix campus

Saundra Ealy
BSW Field Coordinator
Saundra Ealy
602-496-0074

Corinne DeRosa
Field Education Specialist
Corinne DeRosa
602-496-2370 

Virginia Bagby
AmeriCorps Field Education Specialist
Virginia Bagby
602-496-1291

Joan Hughes
Administrative Assistant
Joan Hughes
602-496-0063 

Tucson campus 

Josefina Ahumada
Tucson Field Education Coordinator
Josefina Ahumada
(520) 884-5507 x 20601

Online  

Carolina Gray
Online Field Education Specialist
Carolina Gray
602-496-0063 

Kellie MacDonald-Evoy
Online Field Specialist
Kellie MacDonald-Evoy
602-496-1387

Annette Morrison
Online Field Education Specialist
Annette Morrison
602-496-2147 

Elizabeth Hayward
Field Education Data Analyst
Elizabeth Hayward
602-496-1289

 

 

 

 

Field Education is offered concurrently with academic study.  Students complete an internship placement in a social service agency under the guidance and supervision of an experienced professional social worker called a Field Instructor.  This vital interaction is designed to reinforce our students’ academic study with real-life experience.  It permits testing theory in practice settings and provides students with field experience that is vital for academic and professional development.  

Field Instructors are professional social workers who are employed by the affiliated social service agencies where the students complete their internship (field) placements.  Field instructors are School of Social Work volunteers.  They complete required certification training prior to hosting student interns at their agencies.  Field instructors are committed to the professional development of new social workers and devote their time and expertise to our students’ professional development.

Bachelor in Social Work (BSW) students complete one field placement for the academic year (two consecutive semesters). Master of Social Work (MSW) students complete their first academic year ("foundation" year) in one field placement, and their second academic year ("concentration" year) at an agency that is specific to the student's area of interest in Advanced Direct Practice (ADP) or Policy, Administration and Community (PAC). Our School of Social Work faculty and staff are committed to establishing the capabilities necessary for high-quality social work practice.

Our School of Social Work mission is to prepare social work practitioners who are committed to social justice and to serving and empowering individuals, families and communities.  Our School contributes to the development and dissemination of social work knowledge and skills, and affirms professional values and ethics.  Our School emphasizes understanding and respect for the unique social, political and cultural diversity of the Southwest.

Please review our fact sheet.