Field Education is the signature pedagogy of the Social Work curriculum. It is the context of the field practice that students hone their skills in various practice contexts. LBC social work students and the Social Work Program partner with community organizations which espouse the core values of the social work profession. Internship locations provide opportunities to practice the Planned Change Process from beginning to end: Engage, Assess, Plan, Implement/Intervene, Terminate, Evaluate and Follow-Up. The students are able to apply generalist social work practice knowledge, values and skills in a community-based setting. Students enter into their Field Experience prepared to integrate their knowledge and beginning skills with experiences with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. A comprehensive Field Seminar class will complement the learning that occurs under the supervision of a practitioner in the social work field.
Students must obtain a minimum of 210 hours of field experience per semester. Students will be required to maintain logs of their hours and experiences in conjunction with the Field Seminar class. The Field Instructor will complete a mid-term and Final Evaluation of the student’s accomplishments during the student’s placement in the professional setting.
Some of the social service organizations which have assisted LBC students with their internship requirements include the following:
Lancaster Bible College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), and is approved by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary and Graduate School is certified by Pennsylvania Department of Education, Maryland Higher Education Commission, Indiana Department of Education, Florida Department of Education, Tennessee Higher Education Commission, and State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; and is approved by the appropriate states to operate at the site in their state: 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601; 7852 Walker Drive, Suite 100, Greenbelt, MD 20770; 601 N. Shortridge Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219; 2400 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431; 1548 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104; and 8001 Forbes Place Suite 111, Springfield, VA 22151; 2001 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19132. The college is approved by the U.S. Department of Justice for the training of nonimmigrant international students. LBC's current online courses and degrees are authorized or exempt in all states except Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Oregon. The college doesn't discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.