MSW Field Education Information and Forms- Akron Campus|Lakewood Campus

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Upcoming Field Orientations Scheduled

Part I: Preparing to enter Graduate Field Education 
Akron Campus- Full-time Foundation students beginning their 1st year in the program & P/T students entering their first field education experience
 - Fall 2016

  • When: Thursday, May 5, 2016
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
  • Location:  College of Business Administration (CBA), Computer Lab, Room 105, [259 South Broadway St. Akron, Ohio 44325-across street from Polsky Bldg]
  • Rationale: Preparation for first field placement experience- Foundation-General
  • Optional or Required: Required
  • Pre-registration: Yes. Online registration- Note: confirmations are not sent upon completion of online registration.
  • Contact person: Naomi White 330-972-5978

Part II:  Preparing for success in Graduate Field Education
Akron Campus- Full-time Foundation students beginning their 1st year in the program & P/T students entering their first field education experience  - Fall 2016

  • When:  Saturday, July 30, 2016
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. -12 noon
  • Location:  College of Business Administration (CBA), Computer Lab, Room TBD, [259 South Broadway St. Akron, Ohio 44325 -across from Polsky Bldg]
  • Rationale: Identify framework for success (expectations) and practice completing  field documentation
  • Optional or Required: Required
  • Pre-registration: No. This orientation is the a.m. portion of the Program Orientation. When you confirm your attendance at the mandatory program orientation, you automatically are confirmed for the field section.
  • Contact person:  Naomi White 330-972-5978

Students preparing to enter Field Education

Helpful tip to edit field documents using Word - Once word document is open, go to the top of the page and select View- then click on Edit.  Your word document is ready for you to insert your specific student information. 

Field Application Schedule and Forms

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

Students currently in their Field Placement/Practicum

Documentation of Field Hours


Student Integrative Learning Contract Forms

Student Field Evaluation Forms

MSW Licensure Exam Prep Information

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 FEEDBACK FORMS

Complete these web-based forms at the end of each semester. No hard copies required.