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    1. 1. How are you going to Set Yourself Apart?<br />MSW for Working Professionals<br />
    2. 2. MSW for Working Professionals<br />Offered in partnership between<br />
    3. 3. Information Session Agenda<br /><ul><li>Why an MSW?
    4. 4. Program Overview
    5. 5. MSW Program Outcomes
    6. 6. Admission Requirements
    7. 7. Application Process
    8. 8. Communicating with Your Employer
    9. 9. Benefits of the MSW for Working Professionals
    10. 10. Q & A Session</li></li></ul><li>Why an MSW?<br />Educational Benefits<br /><ul><li>Gain knowledge and skills in advanced social work practice
    11. 11. Open up to new ways of thinking</li></ul>Personal Benefits<br /><ul><li>Career Advancement
    12. 12. Greater career security
    13. 13. Broad range of employment opportunities</li></li></ul><li>MSW for Working Professionals Program<br /><ul><li>Launched September 2008 with 96 students enrolled in first year
    14. 14. Full MSW similar to on-campus program but tailored to provide academic content on weekends.
    15. 15. 209 students currently enrolled
    16. 16. Next Intake: September 2011
    17. 17. Prescribed academic curriculum includinga Practicum/Internship
    18. 18. Accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education</li></li></ul><li>MSW Program Details<br />Courses run on alternating weekends (with some exceptions)<br /><ul><li>Friday classes run from 3:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    19. 19. Saturday classes run from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    20. 20. Committed to live instruction
    21. 21. Limited class size to facilitate interaction</li></li></ul><li>MSW Program Details<br />Two offerings<br /><ul><li>Regular Track - 32 month program for applicants with a 4-year Honours undergraduate degree
    22. 22. September 2011 to April 2014
    23. 23. 19 Courses – No electives
    24. 24. Advanced Standing - 16 month program for applicants with an HonoursBSW
    25. 25. September 2011 to December 2012
    26. 26. 10 Courses – No electives</li></ul>*No course exemptions<br />
    27. 27. MSW Program Structure<br />Regular Track Program consists of 8 academic terms in total:<br /><ul><li>Terms 1, 2 & 3 – Foundation Coursework
    28. 28. Term 4 – Foundation Field Practicum
    29. 29. Terms 5, 6 & 7 – Advanced Coursework
    30. 30. Term 8 – Advanced Practice Internship</li></ul>Advanced Standing Program consists of 4 academic terms:<br /><ul><li>Terms 1, 2 & 3 – Advanced Coursework
    31. 31. Term 4 – Advanced Practice Internship</li></li></ul><li>Location Offerings<br />Applications accepted for 2 potential locations (to be determined based on adequate demand):<br /><ul><li>Peel Region
    32. 32. Barrie</li></li></ul><li>What the MSW for Working Professionals offers:<br /><ul><li>Areas of interest
    33. 33. Health/Mental Health
    34. 34. Gerontology
    35. 35. Child Welfare
    36. 36. Opportunity to complete an Advanced Practice Internship</li></li></ul><li>Curriculum (Regular Track Program)<br />Course Offerings – Regular Track Program<br /><ul><li> Academic Professional Writing
    37. 37. Foundations of Social Policy Analysis
    38. 38. Foundation Communication Skills in Advanced Social Work Practice
    39. 39. Social Work Values, Ethics, and Anti-Oppressive Practice
    40. 40. Foundations for Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals
    41. 41. Foundations for Advanced Social Work Practice with Groups
    42. 42. Foundations for Advanced Social Work Practice with Families
    43. 43. Foundations for Advanced Social Work Practice with Organizations & Communities
    44. 44. Field Integration Seminar (on weekends during field placement)
    45. 45. Foundation Field Practicum</li></li></ul><li>Curriculum (Advanced Standing Program)<br />Course Offerings – Advanced Standing<br /><ul><li> Academic Professional Writing
    46. 46. Social Justice and Vulnerable Populations
    47. 47. Challenges in Human Development
    48. 48. Social Policy Analysis & Development
    49. 49. Advanced Direct Social Work Practice
    50. 50. Advanced Social Work Research (Practice Evaluation)
    51. 51. Advanced Indirect Social Work Practice
    52. 52. Advanced Social Work Research (Program Evaluation)
    53. 53. Advanced Internship Seminar (on weekends during field placement)
    54. 54. Advanced Practice Internship</li></li></ul><li>Field Education Expectations<br />Three components of all field placements that students will need: <br />To experience new learning <br />At the graduate level<br />With a new social work supervisor, who holds an MSW degree with a minimum of two-years full-time post-degree work experience, for the duration of the placement<br />
    55. 55. Field Education <br />Options for Fields Placements/Internships<br />Internal Rotation – students are to experience new learning with appropriate supervision elsewhere in the organization <br />Secondment – students are seconded to a partnering agency for temporary assignment <br />Leave of Absence – students take leave from current agency of employment to complete practicum in a new setting<br />
    56. 56. Field Education Terms<br />Field practicum tentatively scheduled for the following dates during the program (a minimum of 450-hour practicum for each) <br />Advanced Practice Internship Dates: Sept. 2012 to Dec. 2012 <br />Foundation Field Practicum Dates: Sept. 2012 to Dec. 2012<br />You will complete the Advanced Practice Internship January 2014 to April 2014 (2 placements for regular track program)<br />
    57. 57. Communicating with your Employer<br />Ensure your employer has a clear understanding of what is required of a student in the MSW for Working Professionals<br />Very demanding schedule<br />Students are required to be in class by 3:30 PM on class Fridays<br />Understand when you are in your Internship/Practicum<br />
    58. 58. Employer Agreement<br />The Letter of Support template must indicate that your employer is willing to accommodate:<br /><ul><li>You seated in class by 3:30 p.m. on class Fridays
    59. 59. Take leave from current role within agency for the duration of the 13-week placement (FFP and/or API)
    60. 60. Arrange an internal rotation, secondment or leave of absence for the term of the Field Practicum/Internship
    61. 61. Complete the minimum of 450 field hours per placement</li></li></ul><li>Admission Requirements<br />Regular Track Program<br /><ul><li>Qualifying degree: at least a four-year Honours undergraduate degree from an accredited university in a relevant field
    62. 62. A minimum average of B or higher in all undergraduate work
    63. 63. A minimum of three years, full-time, post-graduate work or volunteer experience in a relevant health, social or human service field
    64. 64. Successful completion of one undergraduate course in statistics and one in research methods</li></li></ul><li>Admission Requirements<br />Advanced Standing Program<br /><ul><li>Honours BSW from an accredited university
    65. 65. A minimum average of B or higher in all undergraduate work
    66. 66. A minimum of three years, full-time, post-graduate work or volunteer experience in a relevant health, social or human service field
    67. 67. Successful completion of one undergraduate course in statistics and one in research methods</li></li></ul><li>Application Process<br />Applicants must submit:<br /><ul><li>A completed Application for Admission, which includes a $150 application fee (non-refundable);
    68. 68. Two (2) official copies of all previous undergraduate and graduate transcripts (all University & College);
    69. 69. Three (3) reference letters</li></ul>Current Supervisor<br />Helping Professional (e.g. community partner/contact)<br />Academic or Supplementary Supervisor<br /><ul><li>A Letter of Support </li></ul>All forms can be found online at www.uwindsor.ca/msw<br />
    70. 70. Application Process Continued<br />1000 word Personal Statement<br />Professional Experience Form<br />Signed Policy Statement<br />Application Deadline – May 1, 2011(rolling admission process=apply early)<br />Application Package sent directly to Centre for Executive and Professional Education<br />All forms can be found online at www.uwindsor.ca/msw<br />
    71. 71. Invest in Your Future<br />Affordable Base tuition<br />Regular Track Program<br /><ul><li>Estimated $24,000 + textbooks
    72. 72. Eight academic terms at $2,340 /term*+ $350 /per term (practicum fee)</li></ul>Advanced Standing Program<br /><ul><li>Estimated $12,000 + textbooks
    73. 73. Four academic terms at $2,340/term*+ $350 /per term (practicum fee)</li></ul>*Based on 2010 pricing, subject to change<br />
    74. 74. Financing Options<br /><ul><li>Employer Sponsorship
    75. 75. Tuition Reimbursement Plans
    76. 76. OSAP (osap.gov.on.ca)
    77. 77. Loan from a local bank
    78. 78. Borrow from your RRSP through the Lifelong Learning Plan (www.cra-arc.gc.ca )
    79. 79. Favourable tax treatment reduces out-of-pocket costs
    80. 80. Tax credits for being a full-time student
    81. 81. Deduct tuition from income tax</li></li></ul><li>Benefits of the MSW for Working Professionals<br /><ul><li>MSW program fully accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education
    82. 82. Unique opportunity for students to intern as a practitioner-researcher
    83. 83. In-class components are delivered on weekends
    84. 84. Ability to complete a full-time MSW without leaving your job
    85. 85. Offered in this area
    86. 86. Strong faculty and associates
    87. 87. The School of Social Work’s reputation in Canada for outstanding Social Work education </li></li></ul><li>Role of the Centre for Executive and Professional Education<br />We will:<br /><ul><li>Be your main point of contact through the application process and as a student
    88. 88. Assist in the hiring of faculty
    89. 89. Ensure smooth functioning of programs in each location
    90. 90. Pre-register you in your courses
    91. 91. The School of Social Work will manage the academic aspects of the program</li></li></ul><li>For More Information<br />Website: www.uwindsor.ca/msw<br />Email: execed@uwindsor.ca<br />Toll-free : (866) 419-0685<br />Phone: (519) 256-3113 <br />
    92. 92. We hope to see you in September <br />

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