(3 credits)Prerequisites: Admission requires senior status, departmental approval, completion of all General Education and SOWK 3000, SOWK 3300, SOWK 3310, SOWK 3430. Overall GPA of 2.25 and SOWK GPA of 2.5 are also required. Corequisites:SOWK 4330, SOWK 4454. Field Education Practicum I is the first module of the Field Education Practicum sequence. Under the supervision of a professional social worker students are required to spend 16 hours per week for 11 weeks in a community agency. A minimum of 185 practicum hours in a community agency are required to successfully complete this course. Field Education Practicum I must be taken concurrently with SOWK 4454 and SOWK 4330.