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Congratulations, you are ready to start your practicum experience! CMU's Bachelor of Social Work Program has developed unique partnerships and collaborations with multiple agencies in the Grand Valley. The practicum will provide opportunities in an array of agencies, including public, non-profit, multidisciplinary, inpatient and outpatient services, human services, end of life, addiction, law enforcement, senior care facilities, schools, community clinics, medical, and mental health for you to develop and apply your social work skills. The variety of practicum sites ensure that you have exposure to ample social work career paths and practice opportunities.

Students are expected to complete 450 hours (approximately 15 hours a week for both fall and springs semesters) of training during your senior year practicums. The Bachelor of Social Work practicum is a binding contract through both semesters. Students cannot start or complete their hours early.

Please see the forms below to assist you in preparing for your field practicum:

Getting Started

BSW Practicum Application

Important Practice Education Dates for Practicum

Guidelines for Professionalism

CSWE 2022 Social Work Competencies

Colorado Mesa University Required Forms

CMU Course Liability Waiver

BSW Learning Goals Example

BSW Supervisor Agreement Form

BSW Practice Education Agreement Form

Social Work Field Documents


BSW Agency Supervisor Assessment Form (HandShake)

BSW Student Self-Efficacy Assessment Form (HandShake)



Please contact Professor Johnson if you have any questions.

Sarah Johnson, MSW

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Director of Practice Education

Houston Hall 221A

[email protected]