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
MSW Program Dates & Deadlines
Monday, January 11, 2021 – Instruction begins
Monday, January 18, 2021 – Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, no classes
Friday, January 22, 2021 – 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 February 5, 2021 – Last day to apply online for spring semester 2021 graduation
Friday, March 19, 2021 – Last day to DROP courses with college permission and receive a grade of “W” on transcript
Monday-Friday, March 22-26, 2021 – Spring Vacation, no classes
Friday, April 30, 2021 – Instruction ends
Mon.-Fri., May 3-7, 2021 – Final examinations
Documents for Students
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, Generalist Year Liaison, MSW/MPH Liaison, PM Extended Study Program Liaison, and PhD Liaison.
Office: ETMSW 448 | Phone: (312) 355-1341 | Email: JACSWstudentgov@gmail.com
2020-21 Student Government Officers
President: Lauren Topel
Vice-President: Julia Crisman
Student Affairs Chair: Kate Maley
Committee Liaison: TBD
PM Extended Study Program Liaison: Dorian Matias-Williams
MSW/MPH Liaison: Ashley Marsh
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.
Students enrolled in the School Social Work Specialization complete the application in the SocW 589 class in the spring semester.
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