Council on Field Education

“The Council on Field Education is a council of the Commission on Educational Policy (COEP).  The Council on Field Education advances the role of Field Education as the signature pedagogy in social work education by promoting, collaborating with, recommending and distributing information to social work field educators and related membership organizations.  The council actively participates in discussions regarding the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards to ensure and strengthen the integration of theory and practice.” – CSWE website

Current Priorities

The Council on Field Education (COFE) has organized their charge and prioritized their activities through establishing the following work groups:  Research and Publications, Annual Program Meeting Planning, EPAS 2015, Emerging Issues (employment based and international field placements), Council Nominations, CSWE Website, and Field Director Survey.

In February, 2016, COFE published the results of the Field Director Survey.   More information can be found here.

Please contact Estella Williamson, Chair of the Council on Field Education, for more information (