Advanced Standing Alternative Plan (ASAP) Field Placement
The Advanced Standing Alternative Plan (ASAP) is an option by which student's with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work or Social Welfare from a CSWE accredited program may complete the MSW degree requirements in 3 consecutive semesters. The field practicum consists of two consecutive semesters in one agency. Students begin course work in Summer Semester, and enter their field practicum in Autumn Semester.
Once enrollment in the ASAP program is confirmed, students will receive an SW7189 Field Placement Questionnaire, which asks for information on previous practicum and employment experience and for the kinds of learning experiences requested for the ASAP practicum. During Summer Semester, an informational meeting is held by the Field Education Office in order to explain and clarify the field placement selection process. Once the Field Education Office arranges a placement, each student interviews with a contact person from his or her assigned agency in order to determine if the student and agency are compatible in regard to goals and expectations. Students must confirm placement with the Field Education Office following their pre-placement interview.
During the initial weeks of placement, students and their field instructors develop a learning agreement that identifies the goals and objective sot be accomplished during the field practicum. Students and their field instructors will also complete semester performance evaluations and field placement time sheets.
Requests for deviations in scheduling must be discussed with the field placement coordinators, approved by the Director of Field Education, and reflected in students' educational plans.
Advanced Standing Alternative Plan (ASAP) Field Placement Hours & Credits
|Semesters in Field Placement||2 consecutive (Autumn, Spring)|
|Hours per Semester||336|
|Hours per Week||24 (14 weeks per quarter)|
|Credits||4 per quarter|
|Grading System||Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory|
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Advanced Standing Alternative Plan (ASAP) Field Placement please contact the Field Education Office at 614-292-7686 or email@example.com.