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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 Contact Person

Undergraduate Lakewood

Graduate Lakewood

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Janice E. Steinmetz, MSW, LISW-S
A131, Lakewood Campus
Phone: 216-529-4404
Email: jestein@uakron.edu 

Monica Ascar

Monica Ascar, MSW, LISW-S
A131, Lakewood Campus
Phone: 330-515-0600
Email: mascar@uakron.edu 

Undergraduate Main & Wayne
& Graduate Main & Stark

Graduate Wayne

Lisa Crites

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

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Rob Terry, MSSA, LISW-S
C134, Wayne College
Phone: 330-972-8790
Email: rpterry@uakron.edu