MSW Field Education Information and Forms- Akron Campus|Lakewood Campus| Wayne College|

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Upcoming Field Orientations Schedule

Field students entering their Concentration year -Fall 2017

Akron Campus 
Foundation to Concentration 
Friday, February 10, 2017 | 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Polsky Bldg. Room 499 Completed

Lakewood Campus 
Foundation to Concentration
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Lakewood campus Room 110 Completed

Wayne College 
Foundation to Concentration
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Wayne College Room A226 - Online Registration

Entering Concentration Students (including Advanced Standing)

  • Part I- Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Wayne College Room A226 - Online Registration
  • Part II - Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | 5 p.m. -7 p.m. | Wayne College Room A226
  • Contact person: Rob Terry

Field students entering their Foundation year - Fall 2017

Akron Campus -upon acceptance, check Springboard (UA's learning management system) for up to date information

  • Part I - Friday, July 7, 2017 | 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. | location to be announced | Online Registration
  • Part II - Friday, August 25, 2017 | 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. | location to be announced | Online Registration
  • Contact person: Naomi White

Lakewood Campus - not applicable

Wayne College 

  • Part I - Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Room A226
  • Part II -Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | 5 p.m. -7 p.m. | Room A226
  • Contact person:  Rob Terry

Students preparing to enter Field Education

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      Field Placement Schedules (to secure a field placement by programs

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Concentration students interested in a VA (Veterans Administration) Field Placement for Fall 2017| Follow below steps

  • Inform Professor Becky Thomas of your interest
  • Read the VA's FAQ page| pdf;word
  • Complete VA Application and submit it to Professor Becky Thomas
  • Deadline to Professor Thomas by Tuesday, February 14, 2017.  She will submit to VA by  Friday, February 16, 2017
  • Approved matches scheduled by mid- March 2017

Interested in the Child Welfare Workforce Professional Education Program

Field Supports

  • Background Checks/Fingerprinting
    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.

  • Immunizations/Tuberculin Skin testing
    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 this department.

  • Professional Liability Insurance
    Social Work students can purchase Professional Liability Insurance through the University for $20.00 per academic year.  Hand deliver, Inter-office mail, or place in the mailbox of the Field Coordinator Naomi White  a check made out to The University of Akron.  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. 

  • Social Work Trainee License
    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 along with your assigned field placement, in order for an email to be sent on your behalf 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 

Interview Preparation & Acknowledgement

Field Education Manual/Field Syllabi

Students currently in their Field Placement/Practicum

Student Integrative Learning Contract 

Documentation of Field Hours | Time & Task Logs

Student Field Evaluation Forms

Field Orientation Training Documents

MSW Licensure Exam Prep Information

Professional Credentials & Exam Types

Required Criminal Background Check - a BCI (state) and/or FBI (national) criminal record checks are available on UA campus -fingerprinting and background checks available-The University of Akron Police Department/Campus Police  under $60. for both BCI & FBI.


Complete these web-based forms at the end of each semester. No hard copies required.