Make an impact on the life of a student as a School Social Worker.
School social workers collaborate with educational administrators, teachers, counselors, psychologists, nurses, speech and language pathologists, and other staff. They help create individalized education plans (IEPs) to address students' needs.
As a school social worker, you will provide counseling services for individuals, groups, and families.
Students often require resources outside of their school. In these situations, you will serve as an advocate for their needs.
This post-master’s certificate requires three school social work classes and 700 hours of practicum work in a school setting concurrent with your seminar course work. The specialization is offered part-time over two years.
A student applying to this post-master's graduate certificate program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
A student applying to this program must have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in any previous work in a master's program. A student will qualify for the graduate certificate if they have received a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program.
Two letters of Recommendation should be submitted by individuals who are familiar with the academic or professional potential and achievement of the applicant. If the applicant has completed their practicum within the previous 2 years, one of the recommendation letters should be from the agency field instructor. Recommendation letters should address the following:
The written personal statement should be no more than 7 pages, following the current edition of APA format, using headings for each question. The written statement should address each of the following six items:
The video submission should be no more than 5 minutes in length. You may wish to carefully script your thoughts in advance to ensure you thoroughly respond to the following three prompts:
Video submission instructions: We recommend uploading your video to a third-party site (YouTube, Google, etc.). You will include the link in your application. Please ensure that your link is visible by others.
Entry into the social work program and profession is also based on legal requirements. The Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics outline the laws around getting your license and practicing in the field.
If an applicant to the Post MSW School Social Work Certificate program has a graduate social work degree from an international program, the applicant will need to have their degree evaluated through the International Social Work Degree Recognition and Evaluation Service (ISWDRES), an office of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
The applicant will need to follow the Application Instructions provided by ISWDRES, which includes submitting and paying for the screening and application. If the degree is recognized, the applicant must upload the determination letter with their application to the certificate program. A determination letter from ISWDRES does not automatically guarantee the applicant admission to the certificate program.
Applicants are encouraged to begin this process early, as it could take up to 45 days. The process must be completed, and the decision received from ISWDRES prior to application submission to the certificate program. Awaiting a response from ISWDRES does not grant an applicant an extension on their application deadline to the certificate program.
|Fall (August)||March 12|
|Spring (January)||No admission|
|Summer (May/June)||No admission|
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