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Office of Field Education


Frequently Asked Questions

Note to all users: If you have but do not remember your password: using your email address, go to E-Intern here and request a new password. The Field office cannot access your password.

Agency Questions

  1. We have a staff member who is interested in supervision. How can they be approved as a Field Instructor?
  2. The main contact for our agency has left/changed. How do I update that info?
  3. We are interested in becoming an affiliated agency with UTA to host social work interns. How is this done?
  4. How do I make a request for interns?

Field Instructor Questions

  1. How can I obtain CEU’s for providing supervision to an intern?

Student Questions

  1. Am I eligible for field?
  2. How do I apply for field? When can I apply?
  3. I've applied for field in the past but did follow through. Do I need to reapply?
  4. Do I need to reapply for field for my second semester of a split (two-semester) internship?
  5. I'm having problems with the online application. What should I do?
  6. Why doesn't an agency I'm looking for appear as one of my choices?
  7. If I start my internship next semester, what field practicum class(es) should I register for?
  8. When/how will I get my agency and liaison assignments?

Agency Questions

1. We have a staff member who is interested in supervision. How can they be approved as a Field Instructor?

The agency main contact person must login to E-Intern, click on Field Instructors and add a new user. The prospective field instructor will receive an email message directing them to complete the related application. The Director of Field Instruction will determine approval and will notify you by email.

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2. The main contact for our agency has left/changed. How do I update that info?

Please email the Office of Field Education to obtain support establishing new main contact information.

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3. We are interested in becoming an affiliated agency with UTA to host social work interns. How is this done?

Agencies who are interested in becoming affiliated with the School of Social Work at UTA can review the criteria here. After reviewing the criteria, you can register and complete an application. Once your application is submitted you will be contacted by the Field Office.

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4. How do I make a request for interns?

Information on how to request for interns can be found in the E-Intern Troubleshooting for Affiliated Agencies manual.

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Field Instructor Questions

1. How can I obtain CEU’s for providing supervision to an intern?

Contact the Office of Field Education by email to request a CEU Certificate.

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Student Questions

1. Am I eligible for field?

In order to be eligible to apply for field practicum, you must have met the following criteria:

Undergraduate

Must have completed the following prerequisite courses prior to 1st semester of field:

  • SOCW 2311: Intro to Social Work
  • SOCW 2313: Social Work Practice I
  • SOCW 3301: Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
  • SOCW 3302: Human Behavior in the Social Environment II
  • SOCW 3304: Social Work Practice II
  • SOCW 3317: Human Behavior & Diverse Populations

In addition to the above, eligibility requires:

  • A minimum of 2.5 GPA or better on all courses with an SOCW prefix with no grade below "C".
  • A minimum overall 2.5 GPA

Graduate Micro/Macro

Must have completed the following prerequisite courses prior to 1st semester of field AND have a 3.0 GPA:

  • SOCW 5301: Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • SOCW 5304: Generalist Micro Practice
  • SOCW 5306: Generalist Macro Practice

Graduate Advanced

Students must have completed all first year foundation courses as well as the micro/macro field practicum prior to enrolling in the second field course and be in good academic standing (3.0 GPA). Depending on your specialty, the courses listed below are the ones you must have completed prior to your internship.

For Community and Administrative Practice (CAP)
- ALL
5000-level courses, AND
- SOCW 6371 - Community and Administrative Practice

For Direct Practice with Children and Families
- ALL 5000-level courses, AND
- SOCW 6325 - Advanced Micro Practice, AND
- SOCW 6326 - Direct Practice Children and Families

For Direct Practice in Health Services
- ALL 5000-level courses, AND
- SOCW 6325 - Advanced Micro Practice, AND
- SOCW 6317 - Direct Practice Health Care

For Direct Practice in Mental Health and Substance Abuse
- ALL 5000-level courses, AND
- SOCW 6325 - Advanced Micro Practice, AND
- SOCW 6336 - Direct Practice Mental Health

For Direct Practice with Aging
- ALL 5000-level courses, AND
- SOCW 6325 - Advanced Micro Practice, AND
- SOCW 6318 - Direct Practice with Aging

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2. How do I apply for field? When can I apply?

You must apply online. Check the Field Calendar for advisory meeting and application dates.

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3. I've applied for field in the past but did follow through. Do I need to reapply?

Yes. You must reapply using the same email address and password you used previously. If you do not remember your password, follow the related instructions above.

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4. Do I need to reapply for field for my second semester of a split (two-semester) internship?

You do not need to reapply for field. However, you DO need to register for the appropriate class(es) for the second semester.

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5. I'm having problems with the online application. What should I do?

Please email a brief description of the problem and your contact information to the Office of Field Education with "Online Application Technical Difficulties" in the subject line.

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6. Why doesn't an agency I'm looking for appear as one of my choices?

Either the agency is not accepting all student categories, is not accepting students for that particular semester, or has not submitted the intern request form. You can continue to check to see if the agency has been added, but do not miss the deadline for submitting your application for this reason.

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7. If I start my internship next semester, what field practicum class(es) should I register for?

BSW Field

  1. Split
    • 1st Semester Field:SOCW 4951 - Social Work Field and Seminar I
    • 2nd Semester Field: SOCW 4952 - Social Work Field and Seminar II
  2. Block
    • SOCW 4951 - Social Work Field and Seminar I AND
    • SOCW 4952 - Social Work Field and Seminar II
  3. DFPS CPS Title IV-E Grant Placement (block placement only)
    • SOCW 4953 - Social Work Field and Seminar I AND
    • SOCW 4954 - Social Work Field and Seminar II

Foundation-Year MSW (Micro/Macro) Field

  1. Split
    • 1st Semester Field: SOCW 5651 - Applied Social Work Practice I (Field & Seminar)
    • 2nd Semester Field: SOCW 5252 - Applied Social Work Practice I (Field)
  2. Block
    • SOCW 5851 - Applied Social Work Practice I

Advanced MSW Field

  1. Split
    • 1st Semester Field: SOCW 6451 - Applied Social Work Practice II
    • 2nd Semester Field: SOCW 6452 - Applied Social Work Practice II
  2. Block
    • SOCW 6851 - Applied Social Work Practice II

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8. When/how will I get my agency and liaison assignments?

Agency and liaison assignments will be emailed to your mavs email address. Check the Field Calendar for specific dates that emails will be issued.

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