BA/BASW Field Education Information and Forms

Field Application Process, Schedules, & Documents

Alert!  New Field Orientation Process & Format

  • The School of Social Work requires all social work students to attend both Part I & II of a two-part field education orientation prior to beginning their field education experience.
  • The School of Social Work is committed to each student receiving the appropriate knowledge necessary to effectively begin skill acquisition upon entering their field placement.
  • Beginning in Fall 2014, both Part I and Part II  field orientations will occur in the Social Work Lab located in the Social Work office, Room 411.  Two sessions of each Part will be available for students to register and attend.  There will be limited seats.  Availability is based on the number of computers in this lab. 
  • If you are unable to attend the scheduled orientation sessions, meet with your Academic Advisor and review the schedule below to enter your field education experience in a different semester. No exceptions will be made.
  • Important: Attend Field Education Orientation Part 1 BEFORE contacting any field agencies to secure a field placement Field Agencies

UA  Campus Students Only Field Orientation Schedule

  • Fall Semester Orientation for Spring Field Placement
    Part I - 3rd Friday of September
    Part II - 1st Friday of November
  • Spring Semester Orientation for Summer Field Placement
    Part I - 3rd Friday of February
    Part II - 1st Friday of April
  • Summer Semester Orientation for Fall Field Placement
    Part I- 4th Friday of June
    Part II - 2nd Friday of August

Two sessions:  9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. sessions are scheduled for both Part I and Part II.  Additional registration information coming soon.

UA  Wayne College Students Only Field Orientation Schedule

  • Summer Semester Orientation for Fall 2015 Field Placement
    Part I - 3rd Friday of June
    Part II - 1st Friday of August

Two sessions:  9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. sessions are scheduled for both Part I and Part II.  Additional registration information coming soon

Two-part Field Education Orientations for UA campus students interested in beginning their field education experience inSpring 2015

 Part I:   Undergraduate Field Education Orientations 
                 Friday, September 19, 2014  
                 Social Work Computer Lab, Room 411
                  Group A - 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
                  Group B - 12 noon -2:00 p.m.

Part II
: Undergraduate Field Education Orientations  
                Friday, November 7, 2014               
                Social Work Computer Lab, Room 411
Group A - 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
                Group B - 12 noon -2:00 p.m.
Wayne College Field Students- Your contact person for field education is:
Lisa Crites

BA/BASW Wayne Coordinator
School of Social Work
College of Health Professions
Office:  Wayne College A127
Phone: 330-972-8707

Thinking you are ready to begin your field education experience-Next Steps
Step #1 - Sign-up in the School of Social Work (Room 411, the Polsky Bldg) to attend Part I Field Orientation Step #2 - Have your Academic Advisor complete an Academic Advisor Eligibility Form prior to attendance at the Part I Field Orientation (this document will be collected at the beginning of the field orientation) Note- each advisor is different- check in with yours to determine if they want to meet with you or you are able to drop it off and pick-up a completed one.
Step #3 - Download an Application for Field, complete it electronically and send it prior to Part I of the field orientation to  with Targeted Semester and Year  BA/BASW Field Education Start  in the Subject Area. Field Education continues to move towards streamlining its processes. No hard copies of this document will be accepted. We are moving to a paperless system. Your patience is appreciated during this time.  Your thoughts and recommendations are greatly appreciated.  Please share them-

Field Education Manual

Interview Preparation
Mockup of Introductory Email to Prospective Field Agency/Instructor
Guidelines for Practicum Selection  
University of Akron's Career Center  In person and electronic assistance with creating the professional 'you':  including, but not limited, to assistance with writing resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, and mock interviewing. A free resource for all students and alumni.

Did you know that social work students can purchase  Professional Liability Insurance for $20. per academic year?

Send or drop off a check made out to The University of Akron with Naomi White, Field Coordinator.  Upon receipt  and processing of your check, social work students will receive both an electronic version and a hard copy of a Certificate of Liability Insurance (Each claim- 1,000,000. & Aggregate - 3,000,000.).  Beginning Spring 2014, the School of Social Work will encourage all students to purchase liability insurance. 

Preparing to enter Field Education:  FORMS

 Agency Rosters- Listing of Potential Field Education Placements

Field Supports

  • Increasingly, agencies/organizations are requesting background checks: A BCI (state) and/or FBI (national) criminal record checks. On-campus fingerprinting and background checks are available-The University of Akron Police Department/Campus Police  under $60. for both BCI & FBI.
  • Health Services provide General Primary Health Care including:
    • Evaluation and treatment of uncomplicated illness and injury
    • Immunizations / Tuberculin skin testing
    • Academically required physical examinations
    • Referral assistance for health concerns beyond the scope of the department

 You are currently in your Field Placement:  FORMS 

Student Integrative Learning Contract Forms

Documentation of Field Time

Student Field Evaluation Forms

 Field Education Seminar Course Journal Outlines

Social Work Licensing Information

Licensing Preparation Materials
- a $275 value only $25. Immediately available to current social work students in their final semester prior to graduation and alumni
*Five Comprehensive Study Volumes – covers all major content on the exam as well as test-taking skills & advanced strategies
*TestMASTER – 15 full length online practice exams – 4 month access once activated
*Three Audio CD’s – reduce testing anxiety
*Expert Phone Consultation – one on one assistance via a toll free number
*Pass Guarantee

Other Field Evaluation Forms

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