Taking the School Social Work sequence gives you the skills and experience to help students when they need it the most.
You will spend one academic year in a school setting. This experience gives you the opportunity to work collaboratively with teachers and families. Together, you will help create individualized education plans (IEPs) to address students’ needs. You will also provide counseling services for individuals, groups, and families.
Sometimes students need resources outside of their school. In these situations, you will serve as an advocate for their needs.
Our program also prepares you to take the social work content exam.
Upon successful completion of our program, you are eligible to apply for the Professional Educator's License with a School Social Work endorsement through the Illinois State Board of Education. This credential allows you to be employed as School Social Worker.
Sample Plans of Study
View these sample plans of study to get an overview of your courses and time in the School Social Work specialization.