Current MSW Students
Information and Resources for students currently enrolled in the MSW program at Jane Addams College of Social Work.
Other Important Information
Other Important Information
Resources for Current MSW Students
Welcome from the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services
On behalf of Jane Addams College of Social Work’s Office of Academic Affairs and Student Services, I am pleased to welcome you, our current students in the Full-Time, Extended Study-PM, and Advanced Standing programs. Welcome also to our students in the Post-MSW Professional Educator License (PEL), School Social Worker Endorsement program.
The Office of Academic Affairs and Student Services is your source of information and assistance for academic and student support matters from registration to graduation.
I encourage you to visit this page often for access to various resources and documents that will be helpful to you on your journey towards your social work degree. You will find links to college and campus resources, as well as information for licensure. Be sure to carefully read the MSW Student Handbook for more detailed information on the academic policies and procedures that govern and support you through the MSW program. In this dynamic environment, things are subject to change, so visit this page often for more information about upcoming events, schedules, and deadlines related to your academic program.
In addition to the information found on our webpage, our office reaches out to keep you informed by way of JaneMail email announcements. Expect regular JaneMail emails of timely news you can use. Finally, please feel free to visit the office where our outstanding staff are available to answer your questions or point you in the right direction to resolve issues as efficiently as possible. We are dedicated to ensuring you have the best experience possible during your time at Jane Addams.
Again, welcome!! We are glad you’re here!
Faith Johnson Bonecutter
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Services
MSW Program Dates & Deadlines
Monday, June 17, 2019 – Instruction begins
Friday, June 21, 2019 – Last day to add/drop a course or make section changes, withdraw from the University and receive a 100% refund, or complete late registration. NOTE: courses dropped after this date will have a grade of “W” appear on transcript.
Friday, June 21, 2019 – Last day to apply online for summer semester 2019 graduation
Thursday, July 4, 2019 – Independent Day holiday, no classes
Friday, July 19, 2019 – Last day to DROP courses with college permission and receive a grade of “W” on transcript
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 – Instruction ends
Thur.-Fri., August 8-9, 2019 – Final examinations
Monday, August 26, 2019 – Instruction begins
Monday, September 2 – Labor Day holiday, no classes
Friday,September 6, 2019 – Last day to add/drop a course or make section changes, withdraw from the University and receive a 100% refund, or complete late registration. NOTE: courses dropped after this date will have a grade of “W” appear on transcript
Friday,September 6, 2019 – Last day to apply online for fall semester 2019 graduation
Friday, November 1, 2019 – Last day to DROP courses with college permission and receive a grade of “W” on transcript
Thursday-Friday, November 28-29, 2019 – Thanksgiving holiday, no classes
Friday, December 6, 2019 – Instruction ends
Mon.-Fri., December 9-13, 2019 – Final examinations
Student Support and Information Services
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Jane Addams Student Government (JASG)
JASG is a student-run organization within the Jane Addams College of Social Work. The purpose of JASG, according to its constitution is to advocate on behalf of students; promote a sense of community; ensure effective communication between students, faculty, administration, and staff; and ensure equitable representation for students in matters pertaining to student welfare.
Representing both the MSW and PhD programs, involvement in JASG facilitates student networking, develops leadership skills, and provides the opportunity to plan activities for the college. There are nine elected officers: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Student Affairs Chair, Committee Liaison, Foundation Liaison, MSW/MPH Liaison, Part-Time Program Liaison, and PhD Liaison.
Office: ETMSW 448 | Phone: (312) 355-1341 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2019-20 Student Government Officers
President: Keila Mexicano
Treasurer: Michael O’Connell
Student Affairs Chair: Theo Lakshmanan
Committee Liaison: TBD
Part-time Program Liaison: TBD
MSW/MPH Liaison: Kelsey Arnold
Generalist Year Liaison: TBD
PhD Liaison: Lauren Cox
Professional Educator License, School Social Worker Endorsement
Preparation for Licensure
Complete field placement hours and coursework.
Create an educator licensure information system account (ELIS). ISBE and JACSW will post all related licensure information and documents to this account. You will also use this account to apply for your license.
The college licensure officer will provide you with a blue information form during the fall semester that you will fill out and return to her.
Application for Licensure
Wait for the licensure officer to entitle you and confirm you have met the license requirements (you will receive email confirmation in early June informing you to proceed with the online application process through your ELIS account).
Submit your online application and pay the associated fee.
You will be able to view your license number immediately upon completion of the application process. You will also be given the option to print a final document, providing you have completed the process. This is your proof to use with potential employers.
Once your license has been issued you will need to register it through your ELIS account. The registration period is five years and the fee is $50.
Complete the professional development requirements during the five year period of validity. Every cycle you must renew your license through ELIS. Once your license is renewed you must also register it for another five year period by submitting the applicable fee via ELIS.
If you experience difficulty navigating ELIS please call ISBE at 217-557-6763. Potential employers can also verify your license history and pending licenses through the public search portal.
Download this brief PowerPoint presentation that describes the “entitlement” process and provides information to assist you to prepare and apply for your Professional Educator License (PEL), School Social Worker.
The entitlement application may be downloaded here.
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