Program: Social Work Practice Certificate
The purpose of this certificate is to provide students who are currently enrolled in the MSW cohort knowledge and professional skills specifically in the social work practice area with a focus on urban individuals and families. These courses align with the mandates of the accrediting body for social work programs, the Council on Social Work Education. Students who complete the program will earn a Certificate in Social Work Practice.
A. Prerequisites for the Certificate Program
- Admittance to the Master of Social Work program.
- Current enrollment in Master of Social Work program.
- Bilingual and Biliterate: Spanish/English.
B. Suggested Course Sequence by Semester
This listing is provided for information purposes only, is subject to change without notice and is not guaranteed to be correct. The student should consult the social work program coordinator for further details and course descriptions. Students must successfully complete all courses in the certificate.
Fall Semester 1
Spring Semester 2
Fall Semester 3
Spring Semester 4
Total Units Required for the Certificate: 15
Department of Social Work
Chair: Eli Bartle
Sierra Hall (SH) 208
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will engage in ethical and professional behavior by applying and adhering to the National Association (NASW) of Social Work Code of Ethics.
- Students will demonstrate the five practice components of social work thorough the ongoing and interactive process of engaging, assessing, treatment planning, intervening and evaluating their work with individuals, families, groups and communities.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how power, privilege, race, gender and class influences practice at the micro, mezzo and macro levels.