Congratulations as you approach the final stretch of your formal social work education: Field, a course without walls.
Field education, the signature pedagogy for social work education provides an opportunity to demonstrate learning through practical experiences integrating classroom knowledge into "real world" situations while demonstrating professionalism, strong professional boundaries, and a teachable attitude. Strengthening your skill-set in the four social work core areas: Engage, Assess, Intervene, and Evaluate is crucial in your field education experience as an emerging social work professional.
We encourage you to begin this final stretch by spending quality time familiarizing yourself with the field education feature of our social work website. This is our attempt to reduce the anxiety that is a natural aspect of your field education experience, while increasing the role of excitement and fun (yes, we said fun and field in the same sentence) through detailed information, a necessity as you take this pivotal journey.
The field team
Field Education Information
Overall Field Education |
Akron Campus- Undergraduate & Graduate Foundation Students
| Naomi White, MSW
Coordinator of Field Education
Professor of Instruction
407, Polsky Bldg.
Lakewood Undergraduate Students
Janice Steinmetz, MSW, LISW-S
Lakewood BA/BASW Coordinator
Lakewood Graduate Students | Akron Campus Concentration Students
Becky Thomas, MSW, LISW-S
Lakewood MSW Coordinator
415D, Polsky Bldg.
Wayne College Undergraduate Students
Lisa Crites, MSW, LISW-S
Wayne BA/BASW Coordinator
A-127, Wayne College
Wayne College Graduate Students
Child Welfare University Partnership Program (UPP)
Melissa McCollister, PhD, MSW
University Partnership Program
410, Polsky Bldg.
Did you know? Up to a $5,000 stipend awarded to BA|BASW and MSW students interested in a one year field placement and a one year commitment after graduation to work in one of the 88 county public child welfare agencies.
For information on Ohio Child Welfare University Partnership Program (CWUPP):