Social workers use their expertise in problem solving, engagement, assessment and advocacy to bring about positive change. When individuals, families, or communities are trying to overcome social and personal challenges, social workers are there to offer support and encouragement.
You can find social workers in many areas of a community, including schools, government, medical facilities, state and private agencies, and corporations, to name a few.
Our program offers an engaging experience in the classroom and in the social work field. You will collaborate closely with dedicated faculty and staff at Illinois State, and spend time working with professionals in the field.
Help K-12 students have a positive educational journey
Professional Educator's License
Make an impact on the life of a student as a School Social Worker. The Post MSW Professional Educator's License is an option for those who already hold a MSW and want to practice social work in a K-12 setting. This non-degree program 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.