MSW Field Education Information and Forms

  • MSW College-wide Orientation - Entering (new ) Foundation students, 1st year Part-time students entering their 2nd year, & Advanced Standing Students, Thursday, August 27, 2015, 8:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m., Leigh Hall, Room 107, Free Continental Breakfast Electronic registration required 


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Field Application Process, Schedule, and Forms


  • Agency Roster - New Web-based Roster
    Welcome social work students to an extensive listing of potential field placements available for both undergraduate and graduate students. 
  • Search by Agency Name, County, & Practice Area
  • Select your Program type - Undergraduate, Graduate -Micro or Macro
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  • Identified an agency that is not on this list? no problem Check to ensure that there is a master level social worker available to be your field instructor, this same social worker has been employed at the organization for a minimum of one year and graduated, a minimum of two years from an accredited university.


Please Note:  Students interested in a Veteran's Affairs Field Placement- Open for  incoming Advanced Standing Students Only -  Only Concentration Students (Second Year or Advanced Standing Students) will be considered. 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.   
Applications Accepted:  Now until Thursday, February 12, 2015*  *Documents must be submitted to Professor Thomas by February 12th in order to submit to the VA by Friday, February 13, 2015.  No UA applications will be accepted by Professor Thomas after Thursday.
Submit Completed VA Applications to: Professor Becky Thomas

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 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 

Interview Preparation & Acknowledgement

Field Education Manual/Field Syllabi


Documentation of Field Hours

Student Integrative Learning Contract Forms

Student Field Evaluation Forms

MSW Licensure Exam Prep Information

Available Immediately for eligible students  - Social Work Licensing Preparation Materials – a $275 value for current UA Social Work Students & UA Alumni- Contact Social Work Office- Janice Cuddy

  • 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

Licensure Exam- CSWMFT Board Website

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.

Other Field Evaluation Forms
Please complete these web-based forms at the end of each semester. No hard copies required.