MSW Field Education Information and Forms

  • MSW Licensure Examination Prep Information

    Immediately Available
    - Social Work Licensing Preparation Materials – a $275 value only $25. for current social work students and alumni
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     *Expert Phone Consultation – one on one assistance via a toll free number
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Licensed Social Worker Instructions

  • Licensure Exam- CSWMFT Board Website

    Applying for a Social Worker Trainee License?* - free trainee license available for each academic year while active in your field placement.*  Upon completion of application, contact Naomi White, your field coordinator regarding your application for trainee license in order  for her to send an email to the CSWMFT Board verifying your educational and placement status with the School of Social Work.  *A BCI (state) & FBI (national) criminal records check will be required to obtain your Trainee License - cost  ~$60. for both.  On-campus fingerprinting and background checks available-The University of Akron Police Department/Campus Police 

Professional Credentials & Exam Types


Students entering:
Concentration year for field  @ Main Campus and @ Lakewood  Campus

Your contact person for field education is:
Becky L. Thomas
Lakewood Coordinator
School of Social Work
College of Health Professions
Office:  Polsky 415D & Lakewood
Phone: 330-972-5682

Field Application Process Schedule and Forms

Agency Rosters
- Listing of Field Education Opportunities 

Please Note:  Concentration Social Work students interested in a Veterans Affairs (VA) Field Placement for Fall 2015 should review the Annual Schedule, read and become familiar with the Social Work Service Graduate Student Program Overview, and complete the Application for Field Experience.

Application Accepted:     Dates to be posted in Spring 2015 Applications Closed for Fall 2014
Submit Applications to:   Professor Becky Thomas

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 & Treatment of uncomplicated illness & injury;
    Immunizations/Tuberculin skin testing;
    Academically required physical examinations; and
    Referral assistance for health concerns beyond the scope of the department.

Field Education Manual/Field Syllabi

Interview Preparation
Mockup of Introductory Email to Prospective Field Agency/Instructor
Guidelines for Practicum Selection
Possible Interview Questions
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 through the University for $20.00 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. 


Student Integrative Learning Contract Forms

Student Field Evaluation Forms

Documentation of Field Time

Other Field Evaluation Forms

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