field-faqs

You are ready for field when...

 BSW Field  MSW Foundational MSW Advanced 
 
  • C or better in all SOCW courses
  • 2.5 Cumulative GPA
  • SOCW 2302 (Lifespan Development
  • SOCW 3301 (Theories of Human Behavior)
  • SOCW 3305 (Practice I)
  • SOCW 3306 (Practice III)
  • SOCW 3309 (Practice II)
 
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • 5301 (Human Behavior in the Social Environment)
  • SOCW 5304 (Generalist Micro Practice)
  • 5306 (Generalist MacroPractice)

 

 

 

 

 

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Direct Practice (5311 Advanced Micro Practice)

    + Direct Practice Class in the following concentrations:

    • Aging (5332 Direct Practice in Aging)
    • Children & Families (5362 Direct Practice with Children and Families)
    • Mental Health & Substance Abuse (5352 Direct Practice in Mental Health & Substance Abuse)
    • Health (5342 Direct Practice in Health)
  • CAP
    • 5312 Community and Administrative Practice


An email will be sent to all UTA Social Work Students about when and how to apply for Field. You will apply for Field in InPlace. If the email does not show up in your Inbox, please check your Spam Inbox.

Yes, however, please contact your Field Advisor to make these arrangements. You will also be required to complete a Place of Employment Form. This is located on the field web-page under Forms and Documents.

While the School of Social Work believes that relevant social service career experience will help you succeed in your social work career post-graduation, we, unfortunately, are not able to waive field requirements for any students. Field placement hours are a mandatory part of the program, and due to social work licensing guidelines and program accreditation, we cannot make any exceptions. Please see CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards for further questions by following the link.

Applying

Once you have logged in to InPlace, there will be a "To Do" list where you can select the application. Please fill out the application entirely. You must hit save after each question in order to submit the application.

After Applying

You will receive a message on your InPlace Dashboard that says “Hello Your Name, Thank you, your application has been successfully submitted. Your Field Advisor will contact you soon with your next steps."

Fall (15 Week Semester) Spring (16 Week Semester)   Summer (11 Week Semester)
 
  • Block: 32 hours/week
  • Split: 16 hours/week
 
  • Block: 30 hours/week
  • Split: 15 hours/week
 
  • Block: 44 hours/week
  • Split: 22 hours/week

  • Task Supervisor
    • Supervisor on-site with whom students will shadow and complete tasks within the absence of the Field Instructor.
    • Cannot sign any documentation, complete any evaluations or provide weekly supervision without the Field Instructor present.

 

  • Field Instructor
    • Approved BSW or MSW supervisor that oversees student and signs off on required field documents
    • Requirements to be Field Instructor:
      • BSW or MSW Degree from CSWE Accredited Institution
      • 2 years of post-degree social work experience 
 
  • Field Liaison
    • Professor of record with UTA.
    • Provides guidance and oversight during your placement
    • Assign your field grade

 
  • Field Advisor at the School of Social Work
    • Field Advisor assists students with questions or concerns about field placements
    • Process and approve field applications
    • Assigns students to their field placements

During Field Placement

Placements Confirmed Placement Schedule Add Day to Schedule Date, Start, End (Make sure the time is in Military Time) Under Action Blue Icon (log book) Timesheet log hours in MILITARY TIME Save (this option will also allow you to go back and edit) or Submit (if you're ready to submit for your Field Instructor to approve)

Placements Confirmed Placement Schedule Add Day to Schedule Date, Start, End (Make sure the time is in Military Time) Under Action Blue Icon (log book) Timesheet log hours in MILITARY TIME IF LOGGING SUPERVISION [After you logged your time, a Weekly Supervision option will come up (write into the Weekly Supervision if you completed it that day. Log supervision details if you completed it that day. Supervision only needs to be completed ONCE A WEEK)] Save (this option will also allow you to go back and edit) or Submit (if you're ready to submit for your Field Instructor to approve)

Placements Confirmed Placement Schedule Add Day to Schedule Date, Start, End (Make sure the time is in Military Time) Under Action [Blue Icon (log book)] Timesheet log hours in MILITARY TIME After you logged your time, click the Save button (Trash Can Icon) Log Book Day

Military Time Cheat Sheet

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After Getting Field Placement

Tips for Field

  1. Open-Minded: sometimes the best experiences come from the least expected places
  2. Be Proactive
  3. Look for opportunities
  4. Creative: think of different ways to help your clients
  5. You are in charge of making the most out of your education experience