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School Social Work

The School Social Work Certificate Program prepares students to become school social workers upon graduation from the MSW program, or to work with school-age youth in another setting. The goal of the required courses, which are all taught online, is to expand the prospective school social worker's understanding of the school system as a social institution, the diverse learning processes of youth, and the role of the social worker within the school. Completing this certificate program fulfills the eligibility requirements for a recommendation of temporary approval as a school social worker. While these requirements can be fulfilled apart from the School Social Work Certificate Program, it is strongly recommended. This program is only open to Clinical students.

Program Components

The School Social Work Certificate Program requires satisfactory completion of the following:

Contact Person

Mark Nester, LMSW
nester@msu.edu

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