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School of Social Work

MSW Field Education Information & Forms

MSW Field Education Information and Forms

 MSW Upcoming Orientations

  • Current Students - Moving from Foundation to Concentration Status
    MSW Field Orientation -  Friday, March 7, 2014, 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
    The Polsky Building, 4th Floor, Room 499
    Purpose:  To review the impact of the first field placement on skill development & knowledge integration, intentionally identify the skill set and knowledge level required in second field placement, review field processes to continue field education experience, and revisit professionalism

  • New Admits & Part-time Students entering First Field experience - Incoming 2014 Foundation & Advanced Standing Students
    MSW Field Orientation - Friday, May 9, 2014, 9 a.m. -12 noon 
    The Polsky Building, 4th Floor, Room 497
    Purpose:  To prepare new graduate students and part-time first year students entering their second year with processes and documentation required to secure a field placement for Fall 2014

  • Joint Program OrientationIncoming 2014 Foundation [Full-time & First Year Part-time only Students Saturday, July 19, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Location:  TBD
    Note: Advanced Standing Students do not attend this orientation

    Morning Session -10:00 a.m. - 12 noon   General Program Orientation 
    Purpose:
    To jointly prepare new graduate students with an overview of the curriculum,  program expectations, and provide an opportunity for students and faculty from both campuses: UA & CSU to meet and begin the process of relationship  building 
    Students who should attendFull-time Day/Evening and First Year Part-time

    Lunch- 12:00 noon -1:00 p.m.   Courtesy of Graduate Social Work Programs
    Students who should attend: Full-time Day/Evening, First and Second Year Part-time

    Afternoon Session - 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. Field Orientation
    Purpose:  To jointly prepare new graduate students to accurately complete field documentation, revisit the role of field education within the curriculum, and clarify field expectations.
    Students who should attend: Full-time Day/Evening and Second Year Part-time

  • College-wide Orientation- All Incoming 2014 Foundation & Advanced Standing Students
    Date & Location Coming Soon!
    Purpose:  This interdisciplinary orientation provides the expectations by the college and university of all students entering their field education experience.  A variety of speakers provide insights into the biological, ethical, professional, and academic expectations of any, and all students utilizing pedagogy as their profession's method to socialize students to their profession.

  • MSW Licensure Examination Prep Information

    Immediately Available
    - Social Work Licensing Preparation Materials – a $275 value only $25. for current social work students and alumni
     *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

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

PREPARING TO ENTER FIELD EDUCATIONFORMS

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
E-mail: bthomas@uakron.edu


Field Application Process Schedule and Forms

All Foundation Students & entering Advanced Standing Students only

Agency Rosters - Listing of Field Education Opportunities 

Please Note:  Concentration Social Work students interested in a Veterans Affairs (VA) Field Placement for Fall 2014 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:     January 1, 2014- February 14, 2014
Submit Applications to:   Professor Becky Thomas bthomas@uakron.edu

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.


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. 

YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN YOUR FIELD PLACEMENTFORMS

Student Integrative Learning Contract Forms

Student Field Evaluation Forms

Documentation of Field Time

Other Field Evaluation Forms

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