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Welcome to our home - Field Education

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 simultaneously exhibiting a growing knowledge of self illustrated through emerging professionalism, 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 committed to the social work adage "starting where the client is".

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

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Field Coordinators

Akron & Lakewood Campuses 

Becky Thomas
   Becky Thomas, MSW, LISW-S, Ph.D. Candidate
   Campus Coordinator, UPP, Field Coordinator
   415D, Polsky Bldg., Akron Campus
   Phone: 330-972-5682
   Email: bthomas@uakron.edu

Wayne College Campus 

Lisa Crites
   Lisa Crites, MSW, LISW-S
   Wayne BA/BASW Coordinator
   C131, Wayne College
   Phone: 330-972-8707
   Email: lkc6@uakron.edu