Week 2:Field Education — Orientation and Application

Week 2:Field Education — Orientation and Application

Week 2:Field Education — Orientation and Application. This week, you focus on Field Education. It is important that you understand the requirements and expectations of Field Education. Therefore, this week, you review information on the policies and requirements for your field placement process, as well as information about safety in the field setting. Then, you submit your application for your field placement.

Learning Objectives

Week 2:Field Education — Orientation and Application

Students will:
  • Identify behaviors that help ensure safety in the Field Experience
  • Complete the Field Experience application

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Week 2:Field Education — Orientation and Application

Learning Resources

Required Readings

First, watch this presentation:

Laureate Education (Producer). (2017e). MSW Skills Lab II: Week 2: Field Education [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.


Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 4 minutes.



Next, view the Field Orientation:

Walden University. (2017i). The MSW Field process. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/c.php?g=81877&p=691073

Next, view the Safety in Field training:

Walden University. (2017a). Field Education: Safety in Field, MSW Skills Lab II [Webinar]. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/c.php?g=81877&p=691183

Next, review the materials here to learn about and engage with the process (and bookmark the page):

Walden University. (2017g). Field Experience: School of Social Work: Your Field Experience process. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/c.php?g=81877&p=691073#s-lg-box-2055466

Then, follow this direct link to the Field application area so that you can follow the instructions to apply:

Walden University. (2017b). Field Experience: School of Social Work: Applying to Field—Meditre. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/c.php?g=81877&p=665040


This page contains links to various application processes. Bookmark this page. For the Assignment this week, you will upload written confirmation that you submitted your Field application.

This is a direct link to the Meditrek system that you should bookmark in preparation for the Assignment this week.

HSoft Corporation. (2017). Welcome to Meditrek®. Retrieved from https://edu.meditrek.com/Default.html

For reference, here is a direct link to the home page for the Field Experience in Walden’s Barbara Solomon School of Social Work:

Walden University. (2017c). Field Experience: School of Social Work: Barbara Solomon School of Social Work. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/fieldexperience/sosw

Week 2:Field Education — Orientation and Application

Quiz: Safety in Field Education

This short quiz checks your understanding of safety in the field setting. The purpose of this 10-question quiz is to demonstrate your understanding and reinforce important concepts from the webinar about field safety.

By Day 7

Submit you quiz.

Submission and Grading Information

Submit Your Quiz by Day 7

To submit your Quiz:

Week 2 Quiz

Week 2:Field Education — Orientation and Application

Assignment: Submit Your Field Application

Recall from your Foundation year that the first step in beginning the field placement process is for you to apply for your field placement. As before, the MSW program utilizes an online application system called Meditrek. You should have received log-in information via e-mail from our Field Education office in the first quarter of your program. If you have not received that information, please contact field.coordinator@waldenu.edu to get a copy of your log-in information. You will need this to submit your application.

For this Assignment, follow the instructions below to confirm with your Instructor that you have made your submission.

By Day 7

  • Log in to Meditrek and complete the application.
  • Upload your resume and proof of professional liability insurance to Meditrek.
    • Submit a document here in your online classroom that confirms that you applied. To do this, create your own word processing document and type the following information:
      • The date you applied
      • A confirmation statement to your Instructor that says you submitted your resume
      • A confirmation statement to your Instructor that says you submitted your proof of insurance
  • If you have encountered difficulty, state this in your document to inform your Instructor, and then do the following:
    • Contact field.coordinator@waldenu.edu.
    • Locate information about applying for Field at the Field Education website at http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/fieldexperience/sosw.

Submission and Grading Information

To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

  • Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK2Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
  • Click the Week 2 Assignment link.
  • Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK2Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.
  • If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.
  • Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.
Submit Your Assignment by Day 7

To submit your Assignment:

Week 2 Assignment

Week 2:Field Education — Orientation and Application

Looking Ahead

Next week, you will find the four introductory videos that provide an overview of the Clinical Skills Lab sessions. If you haven’t done so yet:

  • Review the Announcement “Sign Up for Your Clinical Skills Lab.”
  • Go to Week 3 and consider watching the videos and making your choice.

Note: You are required to upload confirmation of your submission as an Assignment.

Remember: Locate an agency in your community early in your application process. If you haven’t done this yet, begin the search now.

When on-ground in Week 4, be ready with questions for the Field Coordinator about prospective agencies.

Go here for tips on locating an agency:

  • Walden University. (2017f). Field Experience: School of Social Work: Locating an agency: Tip sheets for agency search. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/c.php?g=81877&p=665045#s-lg-box-1980520

Week 2:Field Education — Orientation and Application

Week in Review

This week, you learned about and applied for Field Education.

Next week, you explore ally development in social work practice.

Next Week

To go to the next week:

Week 3




Week 2:Field Education — Orientation and Application

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