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Field Experience: School of Social Work: Field Courses, Resources, and Webinars

MSW Course Schedules, Resources, and Webinars

Safety training is required prior to each of your field placements.  

NOTE:  If you are an advanced standing student and are attending Residency II you will complete Both trainings. 

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1) Safety in Field - MSW Foundation and BSW students: https://laur.zoom.us/rec/share/-ONeKKzO22dJUp3I8BqOUOklTtj5aaa8hnUf_PVfxEjLKp9K9mMQLzc4DUjArBo_?startTime=15893095070002)

 

2) Safety in Field De-escalating Techniques -  MSW Skills Lab II Training:  https://laur.zoom.us/rec/share/7u0uLKrQqUxOaI3DyUf2foo6Bd2-eaa81Ckc-qFfmUfAXA1dUdph8VFgAk-RZoe-?startTime=1589312618000

The Field Orientation Webinars provide important information about your Field Experience. Please refer to them often.  

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MSW Student Orientation for Foundation Year (Skills Lab I) - https://laur.zoom.us/rec/share/3cJIMem39EZLWJXo537uaLZ_EIm_T6a8gSUXqaALzUlZ-gHCdtd3xIYEK0n5O00Z?startTime=1588271171000

MSW Student Orientation for Concentration Year (Skills Lab II)

General Resources

Interview Preparation Resources:

  • Our Career Services website has some helpful tips on interviewing here.
  • This site has several resume components, but also includes a great Interview Prep module, where students can practice interviewing virtually! Students just have to put in their Walden email/credentials.

Military Concentration Resources

Children and Families Concentration Resources

Healthcare Concentration Resources

Advanced Clinical Concentration Resources

Students are responsible for logging their hours into Meditrek and for ensuring that their Field Instructor signs off on logged hours. Please download the Meditrek Time Log Guide for Students below for detailed instructions for logging hours.  

Important things to keep in mind about tracking hours:

1) Only hours that have been verified by your Field Instructor will count as completed hours.

2) Standard Hours:

- You must have 200 hours verified for each 11 week quarter for Foundation Field.

- You must have 250 hours verified for each 11 week quarter for Concentration Field.

3) Your time sheets are important records for your licensure process and are stored in Meditrek for you use later.

 

COVID-19 Note: Concentration Field hours may be reduced depending on when you begin. Please connect with your Field Education Coordinator to confirm.

Field Education involves your work at the agency and assignments in your field education course. Your Field course is different from other courses you have taken in the social work program. The field courses not only require coursework but require you to complete 250* hours at your agency during the term. Below are some course expectations:

1) Students will have weekly face-to-face meetings on Adobe Connect to interact with their faculty and peers. These meetings are required and provide you an opportunity to discuss what is going on in the agency, share experiences, and learn content about the social work perspective.

2) There are no discussion posts in the course. Instead, you will post to blogs. The blogs allow you to write about particular points of learning and how they connect to your agency work.

3) You will work with your Field Instructor (agency supervisor) to establish a Learning Agreement. Your Field Liaison (faculty member) must approve the agreement.

4) You will keep track of  your agency hours. You are required to clock 250* hours during each 11 week term to pass the course.

5) At mid-term and end of the placement your Field Instructor will evaluate your learning based on the 9 core competencies outlined on your Learning Agreement. Therefore, it is important that you engage tasks on all of those levels.  

 

The sequence of social work courses allows you to be prepared for your field courses and internship.  Please connect with your Student Success Advisor to discuss your course sequence and load.

*200 hours each quarter for Foundation Summer 2020-Winter 2020.

 

BSW Course Schedules, Resources, and Webinars

The Field Orientation Webinars provide important information about your Field Experience. Please refer to them often.  

 

 

Field Education involves your work at the agency and assignments in the Course room. Your Field course is different from other courses you have taken in the social work program. The Field courses not only require coursework but require you to complete 400 hours at your agency over the course of two consecutive terms. Below are some course expectations:

1) Students will have weekly face-to-face Virtual Meetings to interact with their faculty and peers. These meetings are required and provide you an opportunity to discuss what is going on in the agency, share experiences, and learn content about the social work perspective. You can only miss 2 meetings. 

2) You will work with your Field Instructor (agency supervisor) to establish a Learning Agreement. Your Field Liaison (faculty member) must approve the agreement.

4) You will keep track of your agency hours. You are required to clock 200 hours during each 11 week term to pass the course. You can not work between terms NOR carry hours from one term to another. 

5) At mid-term and end of the placement your Field Instructor will evaluate your learning based on the core competencies outlined on your Learning Agreement. Therefore, it is important that you engage tasks on all of those levels.  You will also participate in a mid-term and final Site visit with your Field Liaison and Field Instructor. 

The chart below shows the order your courses fall. When you see a Field Education course that indicates when you should begin your field hours. Field hours are taken concurrently with the course. 

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Students are responsible for logging their hours into Meditrek and for ensuring that their Field Instructor signs off on logged hours. Please download the Meditrek Time Log Guide for Students below for detailed instructions for logging hours.  

Important things to keep in mind about tracking hours:

1) Only hours that have been verified by your Field Instructor will count as completed hours.

2) You must have 200 hours verified for each 11 week quarter.

3) Your time sheets are important records for your licensure process and are stored in Meditrek for you use later.

Forms Under Revision