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.
Practicum Placement Requirements
The Specialist Practicum builds competence for specialist practice within a local education agency. The Specialist Practicum requires a minimum of 700 hours over two consecutive semesters (fall and spring; 16 weeks each semesters), averaging 22-25 hours per week, in conjunction with the concurrent Specialist Practicum Seminar course, which meets in-person each semester. The Practice Evaluation (research) courses do not need to be repeated.
Sample Plans of Study
View the sample plan of study to get an overview of your courses and time in the Post MSW School Social Work Certificate.