Field Education is a significant portion of your social work education. It is the place where you will apply the knowledge and skills you learn in the classroom to actual people and to real situations, under the supervision of a seasoned social worker. It is a place where you learn to make a real, lasting contribution to the lives of others.
Students entering field must submit a field placement application within 2 weeks of paying their $300 confirmation deposit.
- If you do not have a UM ID, go to the MyUMB Portal to set up your account.
- We cannot guarantee placement for any application received after June 1. Students who submit an application after June 1 may be required to become part-time if a field placement is not available.
*NOTE* It may take 24 hours for your UM ID to be processed in the system before it will allow you to complete a field application.
- If you are awaiting approval for financial aid, you must still complete your application by the due date! Late applicants are not guaranteed placement and may need to change their enrollment status to part-time.
- To complete the Field Application, go to the Current Student Page and use your UM ID and password to log into your Electronic Field Notebook (EFN.) Bookmark this page - you will be returning to this page throughout the year to complete all of your Field assignments.
We wish you every success as you begin your professional training.
Please view our updated Frequently Asked Questions Page for more information.
Please contact us with any questions you may have. You may call or email the Office of Field Education to schedule an appointment with a Field Coordinator to discuss your field opportunities at (410) 706-7187 or email@example.com.
Congratulations on being accepted the to the University of Maryland School of Social Work. As a spring admit you are required to complete a Field application for the fall 2021-2022 academic year. Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will be available on December 7, 2020. Students enrolled in foundation field will be required to complete Field Seminar for the entire academic year. The deadline to submit applications will be February 1st for spring admits and current part-time foundation students only.
Please note that if you are entering a foundation field placement in the fall you will be required to participate in field seminar as a part of your field requirement.
The spread of COVID-19 around the country and globe continues to present significant challenges for social work education. Each social work student, teacher, field instructor, and program is unique, and so have been their responses to this pandemic. In response to the continuing impact of the pandemic, the University of Maryland School of Social Work created a COVID-19 Task Force, which addressed matters as they related to Field Education.
The following documents will provide a better understanding of policies that have been implemented for Field Placement agencies to better navigatie issues as they pertain to MSW students during this pandemic. Please note that the agency coordinator will need to review these documents, sign them electronically and return them to the Office of Field Education. The forms should be returned to the Office Manager, Donna Earling at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the office at email@example.com.
*** Do not forget to check the Course Materials tab on the Field Course in Blackboard to see more relevant material ***
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 410-706-7187.
Below are the handouts and videos that students are required to view before attending the live orientation scheduled for the week of August 17 - 21. If you have not already registered please click here. Once you have viewed all of the videos below you will download the certificate of completion and save it to your computer and then upload it into the Electronic Field Notebook. Please note that you will not have access to your Electronic Field Notebook until you complete the following:
- HIPPA Training
- Blood Borne Pathogens Training
- Code of Conduct
If your last name starts with A-L, you will be in field Monday/Wednesday
If your last name starts with M-Z, you will be in field Tuesday/Thursday
Title IV-E and Shady Grove Students will be in field Tuesday/Thursday