Graduate (MSW) Field Education Information & Forms

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Field Education Information

  • 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 per academic year. Hand deliver, Inter-office mail, or place in the mailbox of the Field Coordinator Becky Thomas 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). The School of Social Work encourages all students to purchase liability insurance. 
  • Applying for a Social Worker Trainee License? Free trainee license available for each academic year while active in your field placement.
    Upon completion of online application:
  • Contact your field contact person, who will compose an email regarding your application for trainee license along with your assigned field placement, and send to the CSWMFT Board verifying your educational and placement status with the School of Social Work.  
  • Students can also take a screenshot of their course schedule and send to the CSWMFT Board.

  • Students should attach the screenshot or the email from their field contact person to their online trainee license application.
  • Field Contacts: Wayne students - Lisa Crites| Akron & Lakewood students - Becky Thomas 

Field Education Forms

  • Electronic submission process for all Field Education documentsDiagram
     1. Field student electronically submits to task supervisor, if applicable; if no Task Supervisor, submit to field instructor;
     2. Field Instructor reviews for accuracy, sign via checkbox, send electronically to Field Faculty Liaison;
     3. Field Faculty Liaison reviews for accuracy, sign via checkbox, send electronically to Field Contact person.

 Learning Contract 

Documentation of Field Hours | Time & Task Logs

Student Field Evaluation Forms